- something shaped like a narrow crescent, as the small, pale area at the base of the fingernail.
Origin of lunula
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Historical Examples of lunule
Lunule: An impressed area just below the beaks of bivalve shells.
The lunule is large and ribbed; the teeth are small; the color is pure white, with a light straw-tinted epidermis.
There is no lunule, but a large external ligament is very prominent just back of the beaks.
Legs deep rufous; antenn black; the club beneath and lunule round the eye straw-coloured.Zoological Illustrations, Volume I
The lateral teeth are the stronger, and the lunule is upon the right valve only.
- the white crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernailNontechnical name: half-moon
Word Origin for lunula
- A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the proximal region at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.