Definitions for: Cavity

[n] (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
[n] a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
[n] soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
[n] space that is surrounded by something

Webster (1913) Definition: Cav"i*ty, n.; pl. Cavities. [L. cavus hollow: cf. F.
1. Hollowness. [Obs.]

The cavity or hollowness of the place. --Goodwin.

2. A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity.

An instrument with a small cavity, like a small
spoon. --Arbuthnot.

Abnormal spaces or excavations are frequently formed
in the lungs, which are designated cavities or
vomic[ae]. --Quain.

Body cavity, the c[oe]lum. See under Body.

Synonyms: bodily cavity, caries, cavum, dental caries, enclosed space, pit, tooth decay

See Also: abdominal cavity, amniotic cavity, anatomical structure, antrum, archenteron, armpit, axilla, axillary cavity, axillary fossa, barbecue pit, blastocele, blastocoel, blastocoele, blind gut, bodily structure, body, body structure, borrow pit, buccal cavity, bursa omentalis, caecum, cecum, celom, celoma, chamber, chest cavity, cleavage cavity, coelom, complex body part, cranial cavity, cranial orbit, decay, divot, eye socket, fire pit, fossa, greater peritoneal sac, hole, hollow, hollow, intracranial cavity, laryngopharynx, lesser peritoneal cavity, locule, loculus, lumen, mediastinum, middle ear, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, omental bursa, orbit, orbital cavity, organic structure, oropharynx, pelvic cavity, pelvis, pericardial cavity, pericardial space, peritoneal cavity, physical structure, pit, pleural cavity, pocket, pouch, pulp cavity, quicksand, renal pelvis, sac, sac, sack, sandpit, sawpit, segmentation cavity, sinus, socket, space, structure, tar pit, thoracic cavity, tubular cavity, tympanic cavity, tympanum, uterine cavity, vacuole, ventricle, vestibule

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