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cav·i·ty

 (kăv′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. cav·i·ties
1. A hollow; a hole.
2. A hollow area within the body: a sinus cavity.
3. A pitted area in a tooth caused by caries.

[French cavité, from Late Latin cavitās, from Latin cavus, hollow; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]

cavity

(ˈkævɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a hollow space; hole
2. (Dentistry) dentistry a soft decayed area on a tooth. See caries
3. (Anatomy) any empty or hollow space within the body: the oral cavity.
4. (Electronics) electronics See cavity resonator
[C16: from French cavité, from Late Latin cavitās, from Latin cavus hollow]

cav•i•ty

(ˈkæv ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. any hollow place; hollow.
2. a hollow space within the body, an organ, a bone, etc.
3. a hollow space or a pit in a tooth, commonly produced by decay.
[1535–45; < Middle French cavite < Late Latin cavitās hollowness < Latin cav(us) hollow]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cavity - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)cavity - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
trou-de-loup - a sloping pit with a stake in the middle used as an obstacle to the enemy
barbecue pit - a pit where wood or charcoal is burned to make a bed of hot coals suitable for barbecuing meat
borrow pit - a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site
divot - (golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke; "it was a good drive but the ball ended up in a divot"
fire pit - a pit whose floor is incandescent lava; "the fire pit of the crater"
hollow, hole - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
quicksand - a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down
sandpit - a large pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug
sawpit - a pit over which lumber is positioned to be sawed by two men with a long two-handed saw
tar pit - a natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved
2.cavity - space that is surrounded by something
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
hollow - a cavity or space in something; "hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"
sac, sack, pocket, pouch - an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
3.cavity - soft decayed area in a toothcavity - soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
4.cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
blastocele, blastocoel, blastocoele, cleavage cavity, segmentation cavity - the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
archenteron - central cavity of the gastrula; becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
sinus - any of various air-filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull
locule, loculus - a small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal
lumen - a cavity or passage in a tubular organ; "the lumen of the intestine"
socket - a bony hollow into which a structure fits
pulp cavity - the central cavity of a tooth containing the pulp (including the root canal)
cranial orbit, eye socket, orbital cavity, orbit - the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
buccal cavity - the cavity between the jaws and the cheeks
antrum - a natural cavity or hollow in a bone
cloaca - (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open
vestibule - any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)
mediastinum - the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
pleural cavity - the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart
chamber - an enclosed volume in the body; "the chambers of his heart were healthy"
cranial cavity, intracranial cavity - the cavity enclosed by the cranium
amniotic cavity - the fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo
greater peritoneal sac, peritoneal cavity - the interior of the peritoneum; a potential space between layers of the peritoneum
bursa omentalis, lesser peritoneal cavity, omental bursa - an isolated part of the peritoneal cavity that is dorsal to the stomach
pericardial cavity, pericardial space - the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement
vacuole - a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell
ventricle - one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
uterine cavity - the space inside the uterus between the cervical canal and the Fallopian tubes
nasal cavity - either of the two cavities lying between the floor of the cranium and the roof of the mouth and extending from the face to the pharynx
nasopharynx - cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
oropharynx - cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth
laryngopharynx - the lower part of the pharynx
blind gut, caecum, cecum - the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens; "the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"
tubular cavity - a cavity having the shape of a tube
armpit, axilla, axillary cavity, axillary fossa - the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder; "they were up to their armpits in water"
chest cavity, thoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
abdominal cavity, abdomen - the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
renal pelvis, pelvis - a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
pelvic cavity - the space bounded by the bones of the pelvis and containing the pelvic viscera
celom, celoma, coelom - a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

cavity

noun hollow, hole, gap, pit, dent, crater The sinuses are four sets of air-filled cavities leading directly from the nose.

cavity

noun
A space in an otherwise solid mass:
Translations
فَجْوَه، تَجْويف
dutina
hul
hola
skylė
caurumsdobums

cavity

[ˈkævɪtɪ]
A. Ncavidad f; (in tooth) → caries f inv
nasal cavitiesfosas fpl nasales
B. CPD cavity wall Npared f con cámara de aire, doble pared f
cavity wall insulation Naislamiento m con cámara de aire

cavity

[ˈkævɪti] n
(= hole, gap) → cavité f
(in tooth)carie fcavity wall n (mainly British)mur m creuxcavity wall insulation nisolation f des murs creux

cavity

nHohlraum m, → Höhlung f; (in tooth) → Loch nt; nasal/chest cavity (Anat) → Nasen-/Brusthöhle f

cavity

[ˈkævɪtɪ] ncavità

cavity

(ˈkӕvəti) plural ˈcavities noun
a hollow place; a hole. The dentist said she had three cavities in her teeth; The thief hid the necklace in a cavity in the wall.

cav·i·ty

n. cavidad, lugar hueco;
abdominal ______ abdominal;
cranial ______ craneal;
pelvic ______ pelviana;
thoracic ______ torácica.

cavity

n (pl -ties) cavidad f; (dent) hueco producido por caries; You have a cavity..Tiene un diente con caries..Tiene una carie (fam)..Tiene un diente picado (fam)…You have cavities..Tiene caries; [Note: caries is a mass noun like the English word decay, therefore una carie is grammatically incorrect though commonly used.]