The blow-hole is transverse, crescentic, with the horns of the crescent pointing forwards.
Or the impressions were cones in incomplete, or crescentic basins.
In estivo-autumnal fever usually only the small "ring bodies" and the crescentic and ovoid gametes are seen in the blood.
The most common dune form on Earth and on Mars is the crescentic.
In estivo-autumnal malaria the gametes take distinctive ovoid and crescentic forms, and are not difficult to recognize.
Two pairs of plates for the King of France required 3000 crescentic and 3000 round gilt nails to fix the velvet.
The head shield carries a pair of large, crescentic, compound eyes, like those of the insect.
The notochord (ch) is seen below the brain, and below this again the crescentic foregut (al).
A crescentic piece of skin is marked out on the lower lid by two incisions which have their concavity directed upwards.
The body is crescentic and covered with spines, and only a single leg, with claws, is represented.
late 14c., "crescent-shaped ornament," from Anglo-French cressaunt, from Old French creissant "crescent of the moon" (12c., Modern French croissant), from Latin crescentum (nominative crescens), present participle of crescere "come forth, spring up, grow, thrive, swell, increase in numbers or strength," from PIE root *ker- "to grow" (cf. Latin Ceres, goddess of agriculture, creare "to bring forth, create, produce;" Greek kouros "boy," kore "girl;" Armenian serem "bring forth," serim "be born").
Applied in Latin to the waxing moon, luna crescens, but subsequently in Latin mistaken to refer to the shape, not the stage. The original Latin sense is preserved in crescendo. A badge or emblem of the Turkish sultans (probably chosen for its suggestion of "increase"); figurative sense of "Muslim political power" is from 1580s, but modern writers often falsely associate it with the Saracens of the Crusades or the Moors of Spain. Horns of the waxing moon are on the viewer's left side; those of the waning moon are on his right.
crescent cres·cent (krěs'ənt)
Something having concave and convex edges terminating in points. adj.
Partly but less than half illuminated. Used to describe the Moon or a planet. Compare gibbous.