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lunulate

or lunulated

[loo-nyuh-leyt or loo-nyuh-ley-tid] /ˈlu nyəˌleɪt or ˈlu nyəˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
having lunular markings.
2.
being in the shape of a crescent; cresent-shaped.
Origin of lunulate
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60; lunul(a) + -ate1
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lunulate

/ˈluːnjʊˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
having markings shaped like crescents: lunulate patterns on an insect
2.
Also lunular. shaped like a crescent
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