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lunula

 [loo´nu-lah] (L.)
a small, crescentic or moon-shaped area or structure, e.g., the white area at the base of the nail of a finger or toe, or one of the segments of the semilunar valves of the heart.

lu·nu·la

, pl.

lu·nu·lae

(lū'nū-lă, -lē), [TA]
1. The pale arched area at the proximal portion of the nail plate.
2. A small semilunar structure.
[L. dim. of luna, moon]

lunula

/lu·nu·la/ (loo´nu-lah) pl. lu´nulae   [L.] a small, crescentic or moon-shaped area or structure, e.g., the white area at the base of the nail of a finger or toe, or one of the segments of the semilunar valves of the heart.

lunula

(lo͞on′yə-lə)
n. pl. lunu·lae (-lē′)
A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.

lunula

[lo̅o̅n′yələ] pl. lunulae
Etymology: L, luna, moon
a semilunar structure, such as the crescent-shaped pale area at the base of a fingernail or toenail.

lu·nu·la

, pl. lunulae (lūn'yū-lă, -lē) [TA]
1. The pale arched area at the proximal portion of the nail plate.
2. A small semilunar structure.
[L. dim. of luna, moon]

lunula

pallid, arch-shaped section of proximal nail plate, covered proximally by the eponychium and dorsal part of proximal nail fold; distal limit of lunula denotes distal limit of nail matrix

lunula

pl. lunulae [L.] a small, crescentic or moon-shaped area or structure, e.g. the segments of the semilunar valves of the heart.
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Manufactured by Erchonia, Lunula Laser is based on Low Level Laser Technology (LLLT) and provides effective treatment of onychomycosis without the risks and harmful side effects of oral medication, or the pain and recovery time associated with other laser treatments.
En sik dikey sirtlanma olmak uzere yarim ve yarim tirnak, lunula yoklugu, splinter hemoraji, Terry tirnak ve onikosizi goruldu (Tablo 2).
The new Lunula Laser is going to improve the quality of life of so many people, so we are really excited to have been able to launch it at the London Nail Laser Clinic.
However the show's producers were forced to invite Shane back on when top heart surgeons revealed that the lunula was also the name of part of the heart.
After breaking into the premises at 4am, he took an envelope from the safe, which included the lunula neck-piece and two gold discs.
he's over the moon Solid gold lunula found in a field by hunter David
In her physical examination, it was seen that blue pigment changes were present in the lunula regions of the nails of both hands and feet (see Figure 1).
Also the dorsal veins terminate approximately 3 mm to 5 mm proximal to the lunula.
The gold Lunula necklace, which dates back to the early Bronze age, had not even been reported missing by its owner who didn't realise it was stolen from her home in Strokestown, Co Roscommon.
Shane O'Doherty said the lunula was part of the heart, the show said the fingernail.
In the pounds 125,000 question, Shane had been asked where in the body was the lunula.
The Dubliner created a storm when he said the lunula was in the heart.