cavity cavity  /ˈkæ və ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
  2. (n) space that is surrounded by something
  3. (n) soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
  4. (n) (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

Usage(s):

  1. In most cases, the donor organ is at least tucked safely out of sighta heart hidden into the chest cavity, a kidney slipped under back muscle.
  2. A careful surgeon would no more neglect to drain off escaped blood while operating in the peritoneal cavity than he would operate with unsterilized instruments.
  3. As the fetus grew, it burst the tube and escaped into the abdominal cavity.

News

  1. All News

    Jockey Tim Thornton fractured a sinus cavity and injured a shoulder in a chain reaction accident in Thursday’s fourth race at Canterbury Park.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. Toward Ultra-High-Bandwidth Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

    Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) have evolved as the emitters of choice for short-distance high-speed data communications, thanks to their low cost and high power efficiency.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PhotonicsOnline

  3. New Multi Connector Single Cavity Over-Molds

    ISC Engineering is now offering a new line of products featuring multiple connectors within a single cavity. This new product offering comes in many custom built to spec styles two of the most common are multiple connectors branching from a single cable and multi- connector adapters. There are several benefits of having a single cavity multi connector mold. - Lower tooling cost as opposed to a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "We took this decision to verify conclusively if the cavity exists and if there are traces of the fresco," Rutelli said during a visit in Florence.
    on Jan 13, 2007 By: Francesco Rutelli Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think Coach Martz felt that there would be a cavity inside, so he made the call," Singletary said. "So you've got to live with the result."
    on Nov 11, 2008 By: Mike Singletary Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Zavos says, "Placing the semen inside the vaginal cavity when they receive it is not a rocket engineer's type of a procedure. But, in spite of that, we warn them that artificial insemination is a physician-prescribed procedure."
    on May 27, 2004 By: Panos Zavos Source: KOLD-TV

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