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Definition 1: (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for cavity in the sense of this definition

(cavity is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of cavity ) a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

(... is a kind of cavity ) cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx

(... is a kind of cavity ) either of the two cavities lying between the floor of the cranium and the roof of the mouth and extending from the face to the pharynx

(... is a kind of cavity ) the space inside the uterus between the cervical canal and the Fallopian tubes

(... is a kind of cavity ) a structure resembling a bag in an animal

(... is a kind of cavity ) one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid

(... is a kind of cavity ) a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell

(... is a kind of cavity ) the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement

(... is a kind of cavity ) cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth

(... is a kind of cavity ) the lower part of the pharynx

(... is a kind of cavity ) the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens

"the appendix is an offshoot of the cecum"

(... is a kind of cavity ) a cavity having the shape of a tube

(... is a kind of cavity ) the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder

"they were up to their armpits in water"

(... is a kind of cavity ) the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart

(... is a kind of cavity ) the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm

(... is a kind of cavity ) a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter

(... is a kind of cavity ) the space bounded by the bones of the pelvis and containing the pelvic viscera

(... is a kind of cavity ) a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity

(... is a kind of cavity ) an isolated part of the peritoneal cavity that is dorsal to the stomach

(... is a kind of cavity ) the interior of the peritoneum; a potential space between layers of the peritoneum

(... is a kind of cavity ) the fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo

(... is a kind of cavity ) central cavity of the gastrula; becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity

(... is a kind of cavity ) any of various air-filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull

(... is a kind of cavity ) a small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal

(... is a kind of cavity ) a cavity or passage in a tubular organ

"the lumen of the intestine"

(... is a kind of cavity ) a bony hollow into which a structure fits

(... is a kind of cavity ) the central cavity of a tooth containing the pulp (including the root canal)

(... is a kind of cavity ) the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball

(... is a kind of cavity ) the cavity between the jaws and the cheeks

(... is a kind of cavity ) a natural cavity or hollow in a bone

(... is a kind of cavity ) the cavity enclosed by the cranium

(... is a kind of cavity ) an enclosed volume in the body

"the chambers of his heart were healthy"

(... is a kind of cavity ) the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart

(... is a kind of cavity ) the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear

(... is a kind of cavity ) the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus

(... is a kind of cavity ) any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)

(... is a kind of cavity ) (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open

(... is a kind of cavity ) the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula

(... is part of cavity) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

(cavity belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

Definition 2: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where cavity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they dug a pit to bury the body

Synonyms for cavity in the sense of this definition

(cavity is a kind of ...) a depression hollowed out of solid matter

(... is a kind of cavity ) a pit over which lumber is positioned to be sawed by two men with a long two-handed saw

(... is a kind of cavity ) a large pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug

(... is a kind of cavity ) a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down

(... is a kind of cavity ) a sloping pit with a stake in the middle used as an obstacle to the enemy

(... is a kind of cavity ) a pit whose floor is incandescent lava

"the fire pit of the crater"

(... is a kind of cavity ) (golf) the cavity left when a piece of turf is cut from the ground by the club head in making a stroke

"it was a good drive but the ball ended up in a divot"

(... is a kind of cavity ) a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site

(... is a kind of cavity ) a pit where wood or charcoal is burned to make a bed of hot coals suitable for barbecuing meat

(... is a kind of cavity ) a natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved

Definition 3: soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for cavity in the sense of this definition

(cavity is a kind of ...) the process of gradually becoming inferior

Definition 4: space that is surrounded by something - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for cavity in the sense of this definition

(cavity is a kind of ...) an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

"the architect left space in front of the building" "they stopped at an open space in the jungle" "the space between his teeth"

(... is a kind of cavity ) a cavity or space in something

"hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks"

(... is a kind of cavity ) an enclosed space

"the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

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