lacunar

[luh-kyoo-ner]
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noun, plural la·cu·nars, lac·u·nar·i·a [lak-yuh-nair-ee-uh] /ˌlæk yəˈnɛər i ə/.

Architecture.
  1. a coffered vault, ceiling, or soffit.
  2. coffer(def 4).

adjective


Origin of lacunar

First recorded in 1690–1700; lacun(a) + -ar1
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lacunar

noun plural lacunars or lacunaria (ˌlækjʊˈnɛərɪə)

Also called: lequear a ceiling, soffit, or vault having coffers
another name for coffer (def. 3)

adjective

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

lacunar

[lə-kyōōnər]

adj.

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