Lunule

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Medical Definition of Lunule

Lunule: 1. The crescent-shaped area at the base of a fingernail or toenail. 2. Any small crescent- or moon-shaped area or structure.
Borrowed from the French lunule, from the Latin lunula, the diminuitive of luna, the moon. Also called the lunula.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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