1. Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations.

2. Resembling the moon; orbed.

3. Measured by the revolutions of the moon; as, a lunar month.

4. Influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or properties; as, lunar herbs.

<medicine> Lunar caustic Tables for correcting an observed lunar distance on account of refraction and parallax. Lunar year, the period of twelve lunar months, or 354 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes, and 34.38 seconds.

Origin: L. Lunaris, fr. Luna the moon. See Luna, and cf. Lunary.

1. <astronomy> A lunar distance.

2. <anatomy> The middle bone of the proximal series of the carpus.

Synonyms: semilunar, and intermedium.

(01 Mar 1998)

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