lacuna

noun
pl. lacunae (luh kyoo nee)

definition 1: a gap or omitted part.
example: The manuscript of the Elizabethan play is riddled with lacunae, presenting a challenge for any publisher.


definition 2: in anatomy, a small pit or cavity.

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Word origin:

The words “lacuna” and “lagoon” are related by their origin in the Latin word “lacuna,” which means “ditch,” “hole,” or “gap.” Latin “lacuna” itself comes from “lacus,” which means “lake.”

Manuscript of the Old Testament with lacunae
Manuscript of the Old Testament with lacunae
Lacunae in bone cartilage
Lacunae in bone cartilage