Definition of Semilune

1. n. The half of a lune.

Definition of Semilune

1. Noun. (geometry) The half of a lune. ¹

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Definition of Semilune

1. a half moon shaped object [n -S]

Medical Definition of Semilune

1. The half of a lune. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semilune

semilunar cusp
semilunar fascia
semilunar fasciculus
semilunar fibrocartilage
semilunar fold
semilunar fold of colon
semilunar ganglion
semilunar hiatus
semilunar line
semilunar notch
semilunar nucleus of Flechsig
semilunar valve
semilune (current term)
semimajor axes
semimajor axis

Literary usage of Semilune

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1900)
"The two horns of the semilune are directed outwards, the posterior being ... In the kangaroo it is present, but does not form a semilune ; instead it runs ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"The diameter of each semilune was about two and one-fourth inches, and they were cut, one with anterior, the other with posterior convexity. (See Figure i. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Connecticut Medical Society by Connecticut Medical Society (1895)
"The left semilune enclosing the site of the injury and all the ... The right semilune included that portion of the frontal and of theright parietal bone ..."

4. The Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical Journal by William Whewell, Duncan Farquharson Gregory, Robert Leslie Ellis, William Thomson Kelvin, Norman Macleod Ferrers (1854)
"This he first proves, easily of course, of a semilune, ... so that the area AMN may be equal to the semilune which has the same spherical excess as ABC, ..."

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