1. SYN: lunar (2). 2. Relating to the l. bone.

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lu·nate 'lü-.nāt adj shaped like a crescent
lunate n LUNATE BONE

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lu·nate (looґnāt) [L. luna moon] moon-shaped, or crescentic; see os lunatum.

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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 — [ 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 — 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

  • lunate — Shaped like a crescent …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • lunate — crescent shaped, moon shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lunate — adj. [L. luna, moon] Semicircular; falcate; crescentshaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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