Meaning of LUNATE in English


— lunately , adv.

/looh"nayt/ , adj.

1. Also, lunated . crescent-shaped.


2. Anat. the second bone from the thumb side of the proximal row of bones of the carpus.

3. a crescent-shaped, microlithic artifact mounted in a haft to form a composite tool, mostly Mesolithic in origin.

[ 1770-80; lunatus crescent-shaped. See LUNA, -ATE 1 ]

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