Semilunar bone
Semilunar Sem`i*lu"nar, a. Shaped like a half moon. [1913 Webster]

{Semilunar bone} (Anat.), a bone of the carpus; the lunar. See {Lunar}, n.

{Semilunar valves}, or {Sigmoid valves} (Anat.), the valves at the beginning of the aorta and of the pulmonary artery which prevent the blood from flowing back into the ventricle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • semilunar bone — n LUNATE BONE * * * os lunatum …   Medical dictionary

  • semilunar bone — noun one of the eight small wrist bones • Syn: ↑lunate bone, ↑os lunatum • Hypernyms: ↑carpal bone, ↑carpal, ↑wrist bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • semilunar bone — noun the lunate bone …   English new terms dictionary

  • semilunar bone — /sɛmiˈlunə boʊn/ (say semee loohnuh bohn) noun the second bone from the thumb side of the proximal row of the carpus …   Australian English dictionary

  • semilunar bone — lunate (def. 2). [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Semilunar — Sem i*lu nar, a. Shaped like a half moon. [1913 Webster] {Semilunar bone} (Anat.), a bone of the carpus; the lunar. See {Lunar}, n. {Semilunar valves}, or {Sigmoid valves} (Anat.), the valves at the beginning of the aorta and of the pulmonary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Semilunar valves — Semilunar Sem i*lu nar, a. Shaped like a half moon. [1913 Webster] {Semilunar bone} (Anat.), a bone of the carpus; the lunar. See {Lunar}, n. {Semilunar valves}, or {Sigmoid valves} (Anat.), the valves at the beginning of the aorta and of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Semilunar — Sem i*lu nar, n. (Anat.) The semilunar bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bone — is the substance that forms the skeleton of the body. It is composed chiefly of calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate. It also serves as a storage area for calcium, playing a large role in calcium balance in the blood. The 206 bones in the body …   Medical dictionary

  • Semilunar — can refer to: * Semilunar valves * An older name for the Lunate bone …   Wikipedia

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