Meaning of lunate

lu•nate

Pronunciation: (l'nāt), [key]
— adj.
  1. crescent-shaped.
—n.
  1. the second bone from the thumb side of the proximal row of bones of the carpus.
  2. a crescent-shaped, microlithic artifact mounted in a haft to form a composite tool, mostly Mesolithic in origin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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