from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
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- adj. Shaped like a crescent.
- n. A small stone artifact, probably an arrowhead, with a blunt straight edge and a sharpened, crescent-shaped back, especially characteristic of the Mesolithic Period.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Crescent-shaped; resembling the crescent moon
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Crescent-shaped, or like the moon in its first quarter; having a figure formed by a part of a circle cut off by the segment of a larger circle.
- In zoology, same as lunated, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. resembling the new moon in shape
If the terms lunate, tunulate or crefcent-JJjaped be objected to, we may ufe the periphrafis, JJjaped like a crcfccni, for any form of a leaf, &c. refembling the moon in any period of her firfi: quarter; fince tills term does not occur very frequently.
Frenum: that which holds things together: a lunate or triangular portion at the inner and hinder base of the wing in Odonata and Trichoptera; see tendo.
Fruiting in summer: Plant fleshy, sterile part mostly with lunate segments.
VESPERUGO TICKELLI. HABITAT.--Chybassa, Jashpur, and Sirguja. DESCRIPTION.--Head broad and flat; labial glands developed; ears moderate, rounded above; outer edge straight, emarginate opposite base of tragus, terminating in a small lobe; tragus lunate; tail long; last vertebra free. The face is more clad with fur than in other species of this genus; fur of the body pale, straw brown above, pale buff beneath.
The lunate may be displaced forward by forcible dorsiflexion of the hand, and forms a projection beneath the flexor tendons; there is usually loss of sensibility in the distribution of the ulnar nerve in the hand.
The navicular (scaphoid) and lunate (semilunar) are those most commonly fractured, usually by indirect violence, by forced dorsiflexion from a fall on the extended hand.
In her estimation, experts misinterpreted some of the intricate crevices and lumps on this brain cast, leading to the mistaken assumption that a feature called the lunate sulcus was in a position similar to ours, when the lunate sulcus was actually in a position more similar to nonhuman apes.
In one section, Ms. Falk declares: "Dart had mistakenly identified the lambdoid suture of the skull that had been imprinted on Taung's endocast as the lunate sulcus!"
I think fish with lunate tail fins (meaning crescent or sickle-shaped) such as tuna, various jacks, and marlin can exert more proportionately more force than those with broad tails such as bass or trout.
In many manuscripts of the New Testament and icons, X is an abbreviation for Christos, as is XC the first and last letters in Greek, using the lunate sigma; compare IC for Jesus in Greek.