Definition of cavity in English:
noun (plural cavities)
1An empty space within a solid object, in particular the human body: the abdominal cavity a body cavity
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- Sinuses are air-filled, hollow spaces or cavities within the facial bones surrounding your nose.
- It consisted of filling the empty space of cavities with hydrogen atoms and drawing the surface contour of the H atoms.
- These animals are thought to survive only if ice is confined to their body cavity and other extracellular spaces.
1.1A decayed part of a tooth.
- If the teeth are not cleaned properly they may be vulnerable to tooth decay causing cavities, or to gum disease.
- He described techniques for scraping out caries and filling the cavities with soft metals such as tin, lead, or gold.
- I know two mothers with toddlers who nurse several times a night and have extensive tooth decay and cavities.
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- Because patients with cavitary pulmonary TB are more likely than those without pulmonary cavities to be sputum AFB smear-positive, patients with cavitary pulmonary disease have greater potential to transmit TB.
- There was a solitary, well-circumscribed, 1.5 × 1.0 × 1.0-cm cavitary lesion in the cranium filled with dense, yellow fibrous tissue.
- Of the 443 patients who had a chest radiograph report available, 173 were found to have cavitary involvement.
Words that rhyme with cavityconcavity, depravity, gravity
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