orbital cavity

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Noun1.orbital cavity - the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeballorbital cavity - the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
lacrimal bone - small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
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Conversely, cavefish raised in the same conditions showed no increase in variation in the size of their eye orbits (although the cave fish have no eyes, their skulls retain the orbital cavity where their eyes once were).
Head and orbital CT and MRI scans were obtained revealing a moderate size cyst within the left orbital cavity, which was compressing and was anteriorly displacing the ocular globe; the cyst demonstrated homogenous intensity and there was no contrast enhancement (Fig.