lacunary

lacunal

[luh-kyoon-l]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a lacuna.
2.
having lacunae.
Also, lacunary [lak-yoo-ner-ee, luh-kyoo-nuh-ree] .


Origin:
1840–50; lacun(a) + -al1

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lacuna (ləˈkjuːnə)
 
n , pl -nae, -nas
1.  a gap or space, esp in a book or manuscript
2.  biology a cavity or depression, such as any of the spaces in the matrix of bone
3.  another name for coffer
 
[C17: from Latin lacūna pool, cavity, from lacus lake]
 
la'cunose
 
adj
 
la'cunal
 
adj
 
la'cunary
 
adj
 
lacunosity
 
n

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