What does lunule mean?

Definitions for lunule

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lunule.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. half-moon, lunula, lunulenoun

    the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail


  1. lunule

    A lunule is a small, crescent-shaped or moon-like figure or object. It is often used to refer to specific features in fields such as mathematics, botany, zoology, and anatomy. For instance, in human anatomy, it refers to the pale, half-moon shaped area at the base of a fingernail.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lunulenoun

    anything crescent-shaped; a crescent-shaped part or mark; a lunula, a lune

  2. Lunulenoun

    a lune. See Lune

  3. Lunulenoun

    a small or narrow crescent

  4. Lunulenoun

    a special area in front of the beak of many bivalve shells. It sometimes has the shape of a double crescent, but is oftener heart-shaped. See Illust. of Bivalve

  5. Etymology: [F., fr. L. lunula, dim. of luna moon.]


  1. Lunule

    a lunate mark or crescent.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce lunule?

How to say lunule in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lunule in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lunule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


Find a translation for the lunule definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"lunule." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 5 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/lunule>.

Discuss these lunule definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for lunule? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    occurring from time to time
    • A. busy
    • B. blistering
    • C. whirring
    • D. occasional

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for lunule: