noun, plural lunulae [loo-nyuh-lee] .
something shaped like a narrow crescent, as the small, pale area at the base of the fingernail.
Also, lunule [loo-nyool] .

1565–75; < Latin lūnula, equivalent to lūn(a) moon + -ula -ule

pseudolunula, noun, plural pseudolunulae.
pseudolunule, noun Unabridged
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lunula or lunule (ˈluːnjʊlə, ˈluːnjuːl)
n , pl -nulae, -nules
Nontechnical name: half-moon the white crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail
[C16: from Latin: small moon, from lūna]
lunule or lunule (ˈluːnjʊlə, ˈluːnjuːl, -njʊˌliː)
[C16: from Latin: small moon, from lūna]

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lunula lu·nu·la (lōōn'yə-lə)
n. pl. lu·nu·lae (-lē')
A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the proximal region at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.

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