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Line breaks: ca|vernu|lous
Pronunciation: /kəˈvəːnjʊləs

Definition of cavernulous in English:


(Of rock or other material) full of minute cavities; porous.
Example sentences
  • A hard greenish honeycombed cavernulous or vermiculated sandstone lies scattered at intervals
  • The surface of the marble itself is rendered rough and cavernulous.
  • The two species have the same open, cavernulous, skeleton structure.


mid 18th century: from Latin cavernula, diminutive of caverna 'cavern' + -ous.

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