lagoon

la*goon"

(l*gn"), n. [It. or Sp. laguna, L. lacuna ditch, pool, pond, lacus lake. See Lake, and cf. Lacuna.]
[Written also lagune.]
1. A shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake, especially one into which the sea flows; as, the lagoons of Venice.
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2. A lake in a coral island, often occupying a large portion of its area, and usually communicating with the sea. See Atoll.
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Lagoon island, a coral island consisting of a narrow reef encircling a lagoon.
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Lag`oph*thal"mi*a

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Lag`oph*thal"mos

(?), } n. [NL. lagophtalmia, fr. Gr. lagw`s hare + 'ofqalmo`s eye; -- so called from the notion that a hare sleeps with his eyes open.] (Med.) A morbid condition in which the eye stands wide open, giving a peculiar staring appearance.
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