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Meaning of SEMILUNAR

Pronunciation:  `semee'loonur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  resembling the new moon in shape
 

SEMILUNAR is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bicephalous, crescent(a), crescent-shaped, lunate, rounded
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sem`i*lu"nar\, a.
    Shaped like a half moon.
    
    {Semilunar bone} (Anat.), a bone of the carpus; the lunar.
       See {Lunar}, n.
    
    {Semilunar}, 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.
    
    
  2. \Sem`i*lu"nar\, n. (Anat.)
    The semilunar bone.
    
    
 

 

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