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.
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How to use lacuna in a sentence
It doesn’t seriously examine the role of scholarship at the Met, and that is a telling lacuna.New documentary about the Metropolitan Museum of Art asks good questions, but not enough tough ones | Philip Kennicott | May 27, 2021 | Washington Post
The critique extends into nearly every little crevice and lacuna of our civic life.
Moreover, current discussion exhibits, if not a complete void, at least a decided lacuna as to propositions of this type.Essays in Experimental Logic | John Dewey
Here the Elphinstone MS. recommences after a lacuna extending from ai.The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
On the eel-grass are to be found lacuna vincta and the delicate iridescent little shells of Margarita helicina.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
The same lacuna leaves it doubtful whether any collective title was prefixed to the διθύραμβοι.
The triangular projection in front of the median lacuna is the body or cushion of the frog.Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
British Dictionary definitions for lacuna
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
- lacunose, lacunal or lacunary, adjective
- lacunosity (ˌlækjʊˈnɒsɪtɪ), noun
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