Demilune (fr., spr. D'milühn, Kriegsw.), so v.w. Ravelin.

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  • Demilune — Dem i*lune , n. [F. demi lune.] 1. (Fort.) A work constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin. See {Ravelin}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demilune — (frz. –lühn), Halbmond, Festungswerk aus 2 Facen, Ravelin …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • demilune — Ravelin Rave lin (r[a^]v l[i^]n; 277), n. [F.; cf. Sp. rebellin, It. revellino, rivellino; perhaps fr. L. re again + vallum wall.] (Fort.) A detached work with two embankments which make a salient angle. It is raised before the curtain on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demilune of Giannuzzi — demilune of Gian·nuz·zi also demilune of Gia·nuz·zi jä nüt sē n DEMILUNE Giannuzzi Giuseppe (1839 1876) Italian anatomist. Giannuzzi undertook significant research into several areas of anatomy and physiology. He is best known for his discovery… …   Medical dictionary

  • demilune of Heidenhain — demilune of Hei·den·hain hīd ən .hīn n DEMILUNE Heidenhain Rudolf Peter Heinrich (1834 1897) German histologist and physiologist. Heidenhain studied glandular secretions in the salivary glands, pancreas, breast, and stomach. He formulated a law… …   Medical dictionary

  • demilune of gianuzzi — noun see demilune I …   Useful english dictionary

  • demilune of heidenhain — noun see demilune I …   Useful english dictionary

  • demilune — /dem i loohn /, n. 1. a crescent. 2. Fort. an outwork resembling a bastion with a crescent shaped gorge. 3. a crescent or half moon shape, as of the top of a piece of furniture. adj. 4. shaped like a crescent. [1720 30; < F: half moon. See DEMI …   Universalium

  • demilune — adjective In the shape of a half moon, i.e. semicircular …   Wiktionary

  • demilune — 1. A small body with a form similar to that of a half moon or a crescent. 2. Term frequently used for the gametocyte of Plasmodium falciparum. [Fr. half moon] Giannuzzi demilunes SYN: serous demilunes. Heidenhain demilunes SYN …   Medical dictionary

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