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lu·nate(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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shaped like a crescent.
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|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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