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cavity

Saltos de línea: cav¦ity
Pronunciación: /ˈkavɪti
 
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Definición de cavity en inglés:

sustantivo (plural cavities)

1An empty space within a solid object: the abdominal cavity
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
space, chamber, hollow, hole, pocket, pouch;
orifice, aperture;
socket, gap, crater, pit;
cutting, concavity;
Anatomy lacuna, sac, alveolus, ampulla, antrum, archenteron, bulla, bursa, lumen, orbit, sinus, ventricle, vesicle;
Zoology calyx;
Botany cyst;
Geology geode, vug
1.1A decayed part of a tooth: most dentists fill cavities right away
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

Origen

mid 16th century: from French cavité or late Latin cavitas, from Latin cavus 'hollow'.

Derivados

cavitary

1
Pronunciación: /ˈkavɪt(ə)ri/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • 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 cavity

concavity, depravity, gravity

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