Monday, September 9, 2013

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noun, plural la·cu·nae [luh-kyoo-nee] la·cu·nas.

1. A gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus.

2. (anatomy) One of the numerous minute cavities in the substance of bone, supposed to contain nucleate cells.

3. (botany) An air space in the cellular tissue of plants.


1655–65; < Latin lacūna ditch, pit, hole, gap, deficiency, akin to lacus vat, lake1 . Cf. lagoon


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