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

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of cavernulous in English:


(Of rock or other material) full of minute cavities; porous.
Example sentences
  • The remaining mass was rugged and cavernulous.
  • Copper will not cast either solid or tenacious, but is cavernulous and weak.
  • 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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