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Lunate

[LOO-nayt]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, late 18th century

1.

Crescent-shaped.

Examples of Lunate in a sentence

"The child drew the moon as yellow and lunate."

"The lunate shape of the boomerang makes it sail right back to the thrower."

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About Lunate

This word comes from the Latin “lunatus,” meaning "half-moon shaped," stemming from “luna,” meaning "moon."

Did you Know?

While the adjective “lunate” means “crescent-shaped,” it can also be used as a noun with two definitions. The first is a crescent-shaped prehistoric stone implement. The second is a human bone — a crescent-shaped carpal bone found in the center of the wrist.

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