lacunar

lacunar

[luh-kyoo-ner]
noun, plural lacunars, lacunaria [lak-yuh-nair-ee-uh] .
1.
Architecture.
a.
a coffered vault, ceiling, or soffit.
b.
coffer ( def 4 ).
adjective

Origin:
1690–1700; lacun(a) + -ar1

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lacunar (ləˈkjuːnə)
 
n , pl lacunars, lacunaria
1.  Also called: lequear a ceiling, soffit, or vault having coffers
2.  another name for coffer
 
adj
3.  of, relating to, or containing a lacuna or lacunas
 
[C17: from Latin lacūnar panelled ceiling, from lacūna cavity; see lacuna]

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lacunar la·cu·nar (lə-kyōō'nər)
adj.

  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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