lunula

noun

lu·​nu·​la ˈlü-nyə-lə How to pronounce lunula (audio)
plural lunulae
-(ˌ)lē also -ˌlī
: 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 24 Jun. 2024.

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