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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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lacuna

noun
An interval during which continuity is suspended:
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Translations
Lakune

lacuna

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

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

n pl <-e> → Lakune f
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la·cu·na

n. lacuna, laguna, depresión pequeña tal como las cavidades del cerebro.
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