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Word of the Day 09/07/18 Lunula

Lunula (noun)
lunula [loo-nyuh-luh]


noun, plural lu·nu·lae [loo-nyuh-lee] /ˈlu nyəˌli/.
1. something shaped like a narrow crescent, as the small, pale area at the base of the fingernail.

Also lu·nule [loo-nyool] /ˈlu nyul/.


Origin: 1565–75; < Latin lūnula, equivalent to lūn(a) moon + -ula -ule

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