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lacuna

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noun la·cu·na \lə-ˈk(y)ü-nə\

Medical Definition of lacuna

plural lacunae \-ˈkyü-(ˌ)nē, -ˈkü-ˌnī\play play

  1. :  a small cavity, pit, or discontinuity in an anatomical structure: asa:  one of the follicles in the mucous membrane of the urethrab:  one of the minute cavities in bone or cartilage occupied by the osteocytes

lacunar \-ˈk(y)ü-nər\play play adjective


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