Cavities
Cavity Cav"i*ty, n.; pl. {Cavities}. [L. cavus hollow: cf. F. cavit['e].] 1. Hollowness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The cavity or hollowness of the place. --Goodwin. [1913 Webster]

2. A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity. [1913 Webster]

An instrument with a small cavity, like a small spoon. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

Abnormal spaces or excavations are frequently formed in the lungs, which are designated cavities or vomic[ae]. --Quain. [1913 Webster]

{Body cavity}, the c[oe]lum. See under {Body}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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