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/lakˈtif(ə)rəs/ Adjective 1. Bearing or containing milk or a milky fluid. ( 2. Forming or conveying milk or milky fluid. (Google Dictionary) 3. Bearing or containing milk or a milky fluid; as, the lactiferous vessels, cells, or tissue of various vascular plants....

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/ləˈk(y)o͞onə/ Noun, pl. lacunae or lacunas 1. A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus. ( 2. A cavity or depression, esp. in bone. (Google Dictionary) 2. An absent part, especially in a book or other piece of writing, often referring to an ancient manuscript or similar. ( 3. (Microscopy) A space visible between cells, allowing free passage of light. ( 4. (Linguistics) A language gap, which occurs when there is no direct translation in the target language for a lexical term found in the source language. ( Word origin: From Latin lacuna “hole, pit,” diminutive of lacus “pond,...

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