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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.
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"
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"
|3.||cavity - 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
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"
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
cavity[ˈkævɪtɪ] n → cavità
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. holte فَجْوَه، تَجْويف кариес cavidade dutina der Hohlraum hul κουφάλα, κοίλωμα cavidad auk, õõnsus گودال؛ پوکی reikä cavitéחור कोष्ठ šupljina üreg lubang hola cavità 空洞 구멍 skylė caurums; dobums lubang gaatje, holtehull, hulromdziura, jama ګودال cavidade cavitate дупло; полость dutina, priehlbina luknja karijes hålighet, hål, kavitet โพรง; รู; หลุม boşluk, oyuk 凹洞 порожнина; тріщина خلا ، سوراخ، گڑھا hốc 洞
n. cavidad, lugar hueco;
abdominal ___ → ___ abdominal;
cranial ___ → ___ craneal;
pelvic ___ → ___ pelviana;
thoracic ___ → ___ torácica.