Word A Day – LACUNA

4 06 2008

lacuna \luh-KYOO-nuh\
plural lacunae \luh-KYOO-nee\ or lacunas::

noun

1. A blank space; a missing part; a gap.
2. (Biology) A small opening, depression, or cavity in an anatomical structure.

Lacuna is from the Latin lacuna, “a cavity, a hollow,” from lacus, “a hollow.”

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