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 (lo͞o′nāt′) also lu·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
Shaped like a crescent.
Archaeology A small stone artifact, probably an arrowhead, with a blunt straight edge and a sharpened, crescent-shaped back, especially characteristic of the Mesolithic Period.

[Latin lūnātus, past participle of lūnāre, to bend like a crescent, from lūna, moon; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Anatomy) anatomy botany shaped like a crescent
(Anatomy) a crescent-shaped bone forming part of the wrist
[C18: from Latin lūnātus crescent-shaped, from lūnāre, from lūna moon]
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(ˈlu neɪt)

also lu′nat•ed,

shaped like a crescent.
[1770–80; < Latin lūnātus. See Luna, -ate1]
lu′nate•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lunate - resembling the new moon in shape
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
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The radiograph of the wrist revealed abnormal shape of lunate bone with decrease height, radio-opacity, and flattening (Figure 1).
18 June 2019 - Oregon, US-based orthopaedic surgical solutions manufacturer Acumed has acquired RASL (Reduction and Association of the Shaphoid and Lunate) System from North Carolina, US-based Radicle Orthopaedics to address injury to the scapholunate ligament of the wrist, the company said.
Intraosseous ganglia of the scaphoid and lunate bones: Report of 15 cases in 13 patients.
Common sites of involvement include the femoral and humeral heads, knee, femoral/tibial metadiaphysis (Figure 3), scaphoid, lunate and talus.
Trough cross-stratification gives evidence of the accumulation of the sandy material in migrating lingoid (lunate) subaqueous dunes subjected to traction currents (Reineck & Singh 1980; Nichols 1999; Ponten & Plink-Bjorklund 2007).
When a scaphoid nonunion is present, there is the potential for independent movement of the lunate and its attachment to the proximal pole of the scaphoid from the distal scaphoid fragment.
Additional, percutaneously placed K wires offered additional stabilization of the radial styloid and lunate facet (Figure 2).
I have used this edition for all references to Aeschylus though I have chosen to use subscripts and regular and final sigmas in place of lunate sigmas.
The red lead (Pb[sub]3O[sub]4) angiography with micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) of lunate to investigate intralunate arteries has rarely been reported.
The Lunate bones are found on which part of the human body?
Focus of the study was the following eight wrist bones: capitate, scaphoid, lunate, hamate, pisiform, trapezoid, triquetrum, and trapezium.
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC)[5], composed of cartilage and ligaments situated between the distal radius and ulna, the triquetrum, and lunate, plays an integral part in load transfer between the forearm and hand at the various positions of the hand [3].