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1. blank, lacuna

a blank gap or missing part

2. caisson, coffer, lacuna

an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

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noun plural -nae (-niː) or -nas
a gap or space, esp in a book or manuscript
2. biology
a cavity or depression, such as any of the spaces in the matrix of bone
3.  another name for coffer (sense 3)

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nounWord forms: plural laˈcunas or laˈcunae (ləˈkjuni ; ləkyo̅oˈnē)
a space where something has been omitted or has come out; gap; hiatus; esp., a missing portion in a manuscript, text, etc.
2.  Anatomy and Biology
a space, cavity, or depression; specif., any of the very small cavities in bone that are filled with bone cells

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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.

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