Definition of Lacunae

1. Noun. (plural of lacuna) ¹

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Definition of Lacunae

1. lacuna [n] - See also: lacuna

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacunae

lacturamic acid
lacuna cerebri
lacuna musculorum
lacuna pharyngis
lacuna urethralis
lacuna vasorum
lacunae (current term)
lacunae laterales
lacunar abscess
lacunar amnesia
lacunar ligament
lacunar skull
lacunar state
lacunar tonsillitis

Literary usage of Lacunae

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1. Manual of Human Histology by Albert Kölliker, George Busk (1853)
"They proceed principally, however, in the first place, from both surfaces of the lacunae straight through the lamellae; and secondly, parallel with the ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"But this view appears also to be delusive. Examination of the structure of bone, when » recent, led Virchow to believe that the lacunae F«;. 28. ..."

3. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... circular lacunae; the remaining surface of the lorica perforated by innumerable irregularly disposed fenestrae of rounded form and variable size, ..."

4. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Histological Series Contained by John Quekett (1855)
"It has been boiled for some time in Canada balsam, in order to fill the lacunae and their canaliculi, and render them transparent. On a careful examination ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The lacunae, the lamella;, and the Haver- sian canal which they surround, are sometimes ... From the ends and sides of any one of these lacunae very minute ..."

6. An Arabic-English Lexicon: Derived from the Best and the Most Copious by Edward William Lane (1885)
"... is effected by the publication of Volumes VII. and VIII. with the lacunae unfilled is to make a somewhat more frequent reference to Book II. necessary. ..."

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