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body cavity

n.
1. See coelom.
2. Any of the cavities of the body that adjoin external orifices, such as the mouth or rectum.

body cavity

n
(Anatomy) the internal cavity of any multicellular animal that contains the digestive tract, heart, kidneys, etc. In vertebrates it develops from the coelom
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"The policy regarding visitors' body cavities aims to keep contraband from entering prison facilities," Lisa Kinney, director of communications for the Virginia Department of Corrections said in an email to ThinkProgress.
9,895,483 titled "Systems and Methods for Cleaning Body Cavities" which relates to the company's flagship product, the Pure-Vu System, a medical device that cleans the colon to facilitate improved visualization during a colonoscopy procedure to enable a quality exam.
In addition, cracks which are artificially generated in this study can be seen as black body cavities, and the amount of light absorbed by these black body cavities is obtained by the combined action of the light reflected and absorbed inside the crack and the inverse-square law as shown in Figure 1.
One Facebook user says the devices - banned behind bars - can be hidden in body cavities. Sellers advertise them as 100 per cent plastic, suggesting they can't be picked up by scanners.
Still, the research suggests that in tetrapods--four-limbed vertebrates--only mammalian herbivores have larger body cavities, raising questions about why that might be evolutionarily.
The introduction has been expanded to include information on the anatomical position, directional terms, body planes, body cavities, body habitus, and abdominopelvic quadrants and regions.
Body cavities are spaces within the body that help protect, separate, and support the internal organs.
It presents as a large cell non-Hodgkin lymphomatous effusion within body cavities (pleural, peritoneal, or pericardial) and usually involves only one body site.
is usually a pretty discreet affair involving elaborate underground tunnels or "mules" who hide drugs in body cavities. But some suspected smugglers recently tried a different approach: using ramps to drive this SUV over a 14-foot-tall fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in California.
"This is due to the possible inability of metal sensors to check for prohibited items that they carry inside body cavities," he said.
London, January 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that frogs can absorb foreign objects from their body cavities into their bladders and excrete them through urination, thus revealing the secret disposal system of these amphibians.