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semilunar

Lunar \Lu"nar\, n.

  1. (Astron.) A lunar distance.

  2. (Anat.) The middle bone of the proximal series of the carpus; -- called also semilunar, and intermedium.

Wikipedia

Semilunar

Semilunar can refer to:

  • Semilunar valves
  • Semilunar ganglion, or the trigeminal ganglion
  • An older name for the Lunate bone
  • In neurology, the semilunar fasciculus.
Wiktionary

semilunar

a. Shaped like a half-moon; crescent-shaped. n. (context anatomy English) The lunate bone, or semilunar bone.

WordNet

semilunar

adj. resembling the new moon in shape [syn: crescent(a), crescent-shaped, lunate]

Usage examples of "semilunar".

Between the clavicles another pulsatile swelling was easily felt but hardly seen, which was doubtless the arch of the aorta, as by putting the fingers on it one could feel a double shock, synchronous with distention and recoil of a vessel or opening and closing of the semilunar valves.

Thus, in obstruction of the orifice at the junction of the aorta with the left ventricle, one of the most frequent of valvular lesions, a murmur, generally harsh in character, is heard with the first sound of the heart, with greatest intensity directly over the normal position or the aortic semilunar valves.

I noticed that the factor's allegation about her was correct-virgo intacta, semilunar hymen, unfrayed, so I used my smallest speculum.

I noticed that the factor's allegation about her was correct-virgo intacta, semilunar hymen,infrayed, so I used my smallest speculum.