< /ləˈkyu ni/, la·cu·nas.
- a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus.
- Anatomy. one of the numerous minute cavities in the substance of bone, supposed to contain nucleate cells.
- Botany. an air space in the cellular tissue of plants.
noun plural -nae (-niː) or -nas
- a gap or space, esp in a book or manuscript
- biology a cavity or depression, such as any of the spaces in the matrix of bone
- another name for coffer (def. 3)
n.“blank or missing portion in a manuscript,” 1660s, from Latin lacuna “hole, pit,” diminutive of lacus “pond, lake” (see lake (n.1)). The Latin plural is lacunae. Related: Lacunal; lacunar; lacunose. n. pl. la•cu•nas
- An anatomical cavity, space, or depression, especially in a bone.
- An empty space or a missing part; a gap; a defect.
- An abnormal space between the strata or between the cellular elements of the epidermis.
- corneal space