lunate bone

noun

Medical Definition of lunate bone

: a crescent-shaped bone that is the middle bone in the proximal row of the carpus between the scaphoid bone and the triquetral bone and that has a deep concavity on the distal surface articulating with the capitate

called also lunate, semilunar bone

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“Lunate bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lunate%20bone. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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