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Pronunciation: lak


  1. A small collection of fluid.
  2. To cause blood plasma to become red as a result of the release of hemoglobin from the erythrocytes, such as when the latter are suspended in water.

Synonym(s): lacusTA

[A.S. lacu, fr. L. lacus, lake]

See Also: lacuna

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