<botany> A climbing plant of the genus Menispermum; so called from the crescentlike form of the seeds.

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Moon's molarsmedical dictionary

Small dome-shaped first molar teeth occurring in congenital syphilis.

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A nearly pellucid variety of feldspar, showing pearly or opaline reflections from within. It is used as a gem. The best specimens come from Ceylon.

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1. Mentally affected or deranged by the supposed influence of the moon; lunatic.

2. Produced by the supposed influence of the moon. "Moonstruck madness."

3. Made sick by the supposed influence of the moon, as a human being; made unsuitable for food, as fishes, by such supposed influence.

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