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Lunate

 /ˈlo͞oˌnāt/ Adjective 1. Shaped like a crescent. (wiktionary.org) 2. Resembling the new moon in shape. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Noun, pl. lunates 1. A crescent-shaped carpal bone situated in the center of the wrist and articulating with the radius. (Google Dictionary) 2. (Archaeology) A small stone artifact, probably an arrowhead, with a blunt straight edge and a sharpened, crescent-shaped back, especially characteristic of the Mesolithic Period. (wiktionary.org) Word origin: From Latin lunatus, from...

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Lund’s node

The sentinel lymph node of the gall bladder. It increases in size in cholecystitis and cholangitis. It is an anatomic landmark and is removed along with the gall bladder in cholecystectomy. It is situated within the Triangle of Calot, where abides the space below the cystic artery. (wikipedia.org) Syn: Mascagni’s lymph node Word origin: The node is named after Fred Bates Lund (1865-1950), an American Surgeon. It was also named after the Italian anatomist and physician, Paolo Mascagni (1752-1815), who first identified the node around...

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