lunula

noun
lu·​nu·​la | \ ˈlü-nyə-lə How to pronounce lunula (audio) \
plural lunulae\ -​(ˌ)lē also -​ˌlī \

Medical Definition of lunula

: a crescent-shaped body part: as
a : the whitish mark at the base of a fingernail

called also half-moon

b : the crescentic unattached border of a semilunar valve

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“Lunula.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lunula. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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