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Webster 1913 Edition


Cavity

Cav′i-ty

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Cavities
(#)
.
[L.
cavus
hollow: cf. F.
cavité
.]
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 vomicæ.
Quain.
Body cavity
,
the cœlum. See under
Body
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cavity

CAVITY

,
Noun.
A hollow place; hollowness; an opening; as the cavity of the mouth or throat. This is a word of very general signification.

Definition 2021


cavity

cavity

English

Noun

cavity (plural cavities)

  1. A hole or hollow depression.
  2. A hollow area within the body (such as the sinuses).
  3. (dentistry) A soft area in a decayed tooth.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:hole
  • (dentistry): caries

Derived terms

  • buccal cavity
  • cavity back
  • cavity batten
  • cavity coupling
  • cavity fill
  • cavity filter
  • cavity impedence
  • cavity magnetron
  • cavity oscillator
  • cavity radiator
  • cavity resonance
  • cavity tray
  • cavity tuning
  • cavity vent
  • cavity wall
  • oral cavity

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