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lunate

 [loo´nāt]
1. moon-shaped or crescentic.
2. the lunate bone; see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lu·nate

(lū'nāt), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): lunar (2)
2. Relating to the lunate bone.
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lunate

adjective Lunar, crescentic.
 
noun Lunate bone; os lunatum [[NA6]].
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lu·nate

(lū'nāt) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): lunar (2) .
2. Relating to the lunate bone.
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(14,15) On the palmer surface, the lunate bone gets blood supply from the palmer intercarpal arch, the palmer radiocarpal arch, and communicating branches from the anterior interosseous artery and the ulnar recurrent artery.
(6) However, these systemic conditions have not necessarily been associated with osteonecrosis of the lunate bone specifically.
(17,18,19) A loss of signal intensity of the entire lunate bone on a T1-weighted MRI represents a loss of lipids within in the bone and therefore represents necrotic tissue.
The vascularity of the lunate bone and Kienbock's disease.