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lu·nate

 (lo͞o′nāt′) also lu·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
adj.
Shaped like a crescent.
n.
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.]

lunate

(ˈluːneɪt)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy botany shaped like a crescent
n
(Anatomy) a crescent-shaped bone forming part of the wrist
[C18: from Latin lūnātus crescent-shaped, from lūnāre, from lūna moon]

lu•nate

(ˈlu neɪt)

also lu′nat•ed,



adj.
shaped like a crescent.
[1770–80; < Latin lūnātus. See Luna, -ate1]
lu′nate•ly, adv.
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"