lunule

noun
lu·nule | \ˈlü-(ˌ)nyül \

Definition of lunule 

: a crescent-shaped body part or marking (such as the whitish mark at the base of a fingernail)

First Known Use of lunule

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunule

New Latin lunula, from Latin, crescent-shaped ornament, from diminutive of luna moon

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lunule

noun
lu·nule | \ˈlü-(ˌ)nyü(ə)l \

Medical Definition of lunule 

: lunula

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