semilunar

[ sem-ee-loo-ner, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈlu nər, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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adjective

shaped like a half-moon; crescent.

Nearby words

  1. semihardy,
  2. semiheavy water,
  3. semiliquid,
  4. semiliterate,
  5. semilogarithmic,
  6. semilunar bone,
  7. semilunar cartilage,
  8. semilunar conjunctival fold,
  9. semilunar ganglion,
  10. semilunar line

Origin of semilunar

First recorded in 1590–1600; semi- + lunar

Related formspre·sem·i·lu·nar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for semilunar

semilunar

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈluːnə) /

adjective

shaped like a crescent or half-moon
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Medicine definitions for semilunar

semilunar

[ sĕm′ē-lōōnər, sĕm′ī- ]

adj.

Shaped like a half-moon; crescent-shaped; lunar.

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