lunate

lunate
lu•nate
[[t]ˈlu neɪt[/t]] also lu′nat•ed adj.
shaped like a crescent
Etymology: 1770–80; < L lūnātus. See Luna, -ate I lu′nate•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Lunate — Lu nate, Lunated Lu na*ted, a. [L. lunatus crescent shaped, p. p. of lunare to bend like a crescent, fr. luna the moon.] Crescent shaped; resembling the crescent moon; as, a lunate leaf; a lunate beak; a lunated cross. Gray. Syn: lunular,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lunate — is a term meaning crescent or moon shaped. In the specialized terminology of lithic reduction, a lunate flake is a small, crescent shaped flake removed from a stone tool during the process of pressure flaking …   Wikipedia

  • lunate — (adj.) crescent shaped, 1777, from L. lunatus, from luna (see LUNA (Cf. Luna)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lunate — [lo͞o′nāt΄, lo͞o′nit] adj. [L lunatus, pp. of lunare, to bend like a half moon < luna, the moon] crescent shaped: also lunated lunately adv …   English World dictionary

  • lunate — 1. SYN: lunar (2). 2. Relating to the l. bone. * * * lu·nate lü .nāt adj shaped like a crescent lunate n LUNATE BONE * * * lu·nate (looґnāt) [L. luna moon] moon shaped, or crescentic; see os lunatum …   Medical dictionary

  • lunate — [ lu:neɪt] adjective crescent shaped. noun 1》 Archaeology a crescent shaped stone implement. 2》 (also lunate bone) Anatomy a crescent shaped carpal bone in the centre of the wrist. Origin C18: from L. lunatus, from luna moon …   English new terms dictionary

  • lunate — adj. & n. adj. crescent shaped. n. a crescent shaped prehistoric implement etc. Phrases and idioms: lunate bone a crescent shaped bone in the wrist. Etymology: L lunatus f. luna moon …   Useful english dictionary

  • lunate bone — n 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • lunate sulcus — n a sulcus of the cerebrum on the lateral part of the occipital lobe that marks the front boundary of the visual area * * * sulcus lunatus [TA] a small semilunar furrow sometimes seen on the lateral surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum …   Medical dictionary

  • Lunate bone — Bone: Lunate bone Cow chin Bone Shown is the right hand, palm down (left) and palm up (right). Proximal: A=Scaphoid, B=Lunate, C=Triquetral, D=Pisiform Distal: E=Trapezium, F=Trapezoid, G=Capitate, H=Ha …   Wikipedia

  • lunate — adjective Etymology: Latin lunatus, past participle of lunare to bend in a crescent, from luna Date: circa 1777 shaped like a crescent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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