lunula

lunula is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(loo′nyŭ-lă )

(loo′nyŭ-lē″)
(loo′nyŭ-lī″)
pl. lunulae [L. lunula, little moon]

1. A crescent-shaped area.
2. An active area of nailbed growth at the base of the fingernails and toenails. The cells develop and keratinize to form nails.

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