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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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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.
Ordered by the Secretaria de Estado de Administracao Penitenciaria (SEAP), the X-ray scanners are mainly designed to reveal objects like drugs, explosives, weapons, and mobile phones hidden in body cavities.
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.
London's Heathrow Airport has been put on high alert following credible bomb threats in the form of female suicide bombers with bombs planted on their breast implants and body cavities.
is usually a pretty discreet affair involving elaborate underground tunnels or "mules" who hide drugs in body cavities.
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.
Once cons sit down, their body cavities are scanned in a "nonintrusive" manner.
of Hamburg, Germany) applies new phylogenetic knowledge from fields such as molecular genetics and developmental biology in order to derive an account of the evolution of animal organ systems, offering individual accounts of general body organization, integument, musculature, nervous system, sensory organs, body cavities, excretory systems, circulatory systems, respiratory systems, intestinal systems, reproductive organs, and gametes (spermatozoa).
A source said: "It's unbelievable some of the things inmates are smuggling in their body cavities.
To keep the stuffing in the turkey or to close the neck and body cavities of an unstuffed bird (season inside cavities with seasoned salt and pepper, and pieces of onions and celery, if desired), fold the neck skin over the back skin and fasten with a skewer, trussing pins or toothpicks; then tuck wing tips under.
By applying its SolidState[TM] and fiber optic technologies to custom designed surgical instruments, Lumitex brings cool area lighting into body cavities where surgeons are working, brightening the operative view from inside.