from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ceiling constructed with recessed panels.
- n. A recessed panel in such a ceiling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to a lacuna
- n. A coffer; a ceiling constructed of coffers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The ceiling or under surface of any part, especially when it consists of compartments, sunk or hollowed without spaces or bands between the panels.
- n. One of the sunken panels in such a ceiling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a lacuna.
- Having lacunæ; lacunose. Also lacunal.
- n. One of the coffers or sunk compartments in ceilings or soffits formed of beams crossing one another, or resembling in structural form or for purposes of decoration such a construction of beams, as the stone ceilings of the Grecian Doric, those (generally formed of wood and plaster, and profusely decorated with gilding and ornament) common in Renaissance buildings, etc.
- n. Hence A ceiling or soffit having lacunars.
The portion which is reflected from the inguinal ligament at the pubic tubercle is attached to the pectineal line and is called the lacunar ligament.
In addition to the deterioration of the landscape, the decline in the mangrove forest has created effects throughout the lacunar system such as the loss of habitats for a large number of species of fish, birds, and bentonic organisms.
This platform is now submerged and gradually being covered by recent lacunar sediments.
The way those deaths occurred, any reaction is possible including lacunar amnesia.
I would like to emphasize one of the newer features of the pathologic anatomy of glaucoma, one which has received too little attention in this country: the _lacunar_ or _cavernous atrophy_ of the _optic nerve_.
As Prof. Nettleship has pointed out, this seems to indicate that there are two words, _laquear_ from _laqueus_, meaning chain or network, and _lacuar_ or _lacunar_ from _lacus_, meaning sunk work.
The cranial dura mater consists of white fibrous tissue and elastic fibers arranged in flattened laminæ which are imperfectly separated by lacunar spaces and bloodvessels into two layers, endosteal and meningeal.
It extends lateralward from the base of the lacunar ligament (Fig. 394) along the pectineal line, to which it is attached.
The reflected inguinal ligament is a layer of tendinous fibers of a triangular shape, formed by an expansion from the lacunar ligament and the inferior crus of the subcutaneous inguinal ring.
The following structures require further description, viz., the subcutaneous inguinal ring, the intercrural fibers and fascia, and the inguinal, lacunar, and reflected inguinal ligaments.