1. lacunal.

Origin of lacunar

First recorded in 1690–1700; lacun(a) + -ar1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for lacunar


noun plural lacunars or lacunaria (ˌlækjʊˈnɛərɪə)
  1. Also called: lequear a ceiling, soffit, or vault having coffers
  2. another name for coffer (def. 3)
  1. of, relating to, or containing a lacuna or lacunas

Word Origin for lacunar

C17: from Latin lacūnar panelled ceiling, from lacūna cavity; see lacuna
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lacunar in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to a lacuna; lacunal.
  2. Of or relating to a temporary absence of manifestation of a symptom.
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