lunula

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Synonyms for lunula

the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail

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a crescent-shaped metal ornament of the Bronze Age

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Blue nails, where there azure blue lunulae is a manifestation of argyria, with the change permanent and eventually deep in colour.
Other nail changes include koilonychias, onycholysis, onychomadesis, punctuate leukonychia, trachyonychia, Beau's lines and red lunulae (8-11).
Before long, however, the poem has skipped its way out of this moment of cultural comedy into a description of pheasants taking flight, by the simple device of placing two lunulae back to back with no apology: "unit) (the" (31.
hindwing whitish mixed with brownish scales, lunulae with black scales; morph 2: forewings gray and brownish mixed, subterminal band well-defined, dentate with black scale, patagiae and tegulae with piliform, whithish and black scale mixed, hindwing whitish, lunula spot with black scale.
The exploitation of parentheses is not Cummings's invention and has been the topic of a breathtakingly vast and thorough research by John Lennard, who makes the distinction between parenthesis the mark of punctuation and parenthesis the grammatical category by referring to the punctuation marks as lunulae ("little moons").
Since this is true, the combined area of the lunulae on AQ and BQ (the unshaded pieces) is equal to the area of the triangle ABQ.
Red lunulae are seen in cardiac failure, COPD, cirrhosis, chronic urticaria, psoriasis, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Of the nine essays, only Malcolm Quainton's analysis of the increasing use of parenthesis and lunulae by Ronsard in successive editions of the Hynne de Calays et de Zethes from 1556 to 1584 belongs wholly to the second half of the sixteenth century.