an area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes.
Also, lagune. any small, pondlike body of water, especially one connected with a larger body of water.
an artificial pool for storage and treatment of polluted or excessively hot sewage, industrial waste, etc.
a body of water cut off from the open sea by coral reefs or sand bars
any small body of water, esp one adjoining a larger one
1670s, lagune, earlier laguna (1610s), from French lagune or directly from Italian laguna “pond, lake,” from Latin lacuna “pond, hole,” from lacus “pond” (see lake (n.1)). Originally in reference to the region of Venice; applied 1769 (by Capt. Cook) to the lake-like stretch of water enclosed in a South Seas atoll. Also cf. -oon.
noun 1. a former name of . plural noun 1. a former name of Tuvalu
lagophthalmia lag·oph·thal·mi·a (lāg’ŏf-thāl’mē-ə) or lag·oph·thal·mos (-mŏs’) n. A condition in which it is difficult or impossible to close the eyelids completely. lag’oph·thal’mic (lāg’ŏf-thāl’mĭk) adj.
- Lagophthalmic keratitis
lagophthalmic keratitis n. Inflammation and irritation of the cornea caused by an inability to close the eyelids. Also called exposure keratitis.
[lah-gohs, ley-gos] /ˈlɑ goʊs, ˈleɪ gɒs/ noun 1. a seaport in SW Nigeria: former capital. /ˈleɪɡɒs/ noun 1. the former capital and chief port of Nigeria, on the Bight of Benin: first settled in the sixteenth century; a slave market until the nineteenth century; ceded to Britain (1861); university (1962). Pop: 11 135 000 (2005 […]