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Pronunciation: la-ku'na, -ku'ne


  1. A small space, cavity, or depression.
  2. A gap or defect.
  3. An abnormal space between strata or between the cellular elements of the epidermis.

Synonym(s): corneal space

[L. a pit, dim. of lacus, a hollow, a lake]

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