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la·cu·na

 (lə-kyo͞o′nə, -ko͞o′-)
n. pl. la·cu·nae (-nē) or la·cu·nas
1. An empty space or a missing part; a gap: "self-centered in opinion, with curious lacunae of astounding ignorance" (Frank Norris).
2. Anatomy A cavity, space, or depression, especially in a bone, containing cartilage or bone cells.

[Latin lacūna; see lagoon.]

la·cu′nal adj.

lacuna

(ləˈkjuːnə)
n, pl -nae (-niː) or -nas
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a gap or space, esp in a book or manuscript
2. a gap or space, esp in a book or manuscript
3. (Biology) biology a cavity or depression, such as any of the spaces in the matrix of bone
4. (Architecture) another name for coffer3
[C17: from Latin lacūna pool, cavity, from lacus lake]
laˈcunose, laˈcunal, laˈcunary adj
lacunosity n

la•cu•na

(ləˈkyu nə)

n., pl. -nae (-nē), -nas.
1. a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript; hiatus.
2. Anat. any minute cavity, as in the substance of bone.
[1655–65; < Latin lacūna pit]
la•cu′nal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lacuna - a blank gap or missing part
crack, gap - a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
2.lacuna - an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or domelacuna - an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
panel - sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something

lacuna

noun
An interval during which continuity is suspended:
Translations
Lakune

lacuna

[ləˈkjuːnə] N (lacunas or lacunae (pl)) [ləˈkjuːniː]laguna f

lacuna

[ləˈkjuːnə] [lacunas or lacunae] [ləˈkjuːnəz ləˈkjuːniː] nlacune f

lacuna

n pl <-e> → Lakune f

la·cu·na

n. lacuna, laguna, depresión pequeña tal como las cavidades del cerebro.
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Small numbers of round hyaline cartilage cells (nuclei stained blue) were distributed among collagen fiber bundles in the cartilage lacuna as single cells or isogenous groups.
The matrix of acetabular cartilage samples demonstrated numerous round hyaline cartilage cells (nuclei stained blue) in the cartilage lacuna as single cells or isogenous groups [Figure 2]c.
There was no cartilage lacuna around fibroblasts that could be distinguished from chondrocytes.