cavity


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cavity

1. Dentistry a soft decayed area on a tooth
2. any empty or hollow space within the body

cavity

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
References in classic literature ?
It was some time however before she could unfasten the door, the same difficulty occurring in the management of this inner lock as of the outer; but at length it did open; and not vain, as hitherto, was her search; her quick eyes directly fell on a roll of paper pushed back into the further part of the cavity, apparently for concealment, and her feelings at that moment were indescribable.
Near them was such a cavity at the ground's level--an arched cavern floored with white sand.
Heaping some larger twigs and sticks upon the tiny fire, Tarzan soon had quite a respectable blaze roaring in the enlarging cavity of the dead tree.
This goal lay at a low level in a spheroidal cavity about the size of a large barrel.
The method of closing the cavity again is equally simple.
Directly over the body as it lay, a board had been torn from its fastenings in the wall, and from the cavity so disclosed it was evident that the bag had been taken.
That's why they go in so easily if you lace tight and squeeze the lungs and heart in the let me see, what was that big word oh, I know thoracic cavity," and Rose beamed with pride as she aired her little bit of knowledge.
The cavity completely pierced the substance of the wall.
After first untwisting the strings from the hooks, Hester rose, and held the candle so as to light the cavity in the wall.
It was a small cavity under ten feet of water; but I think that I can warrant the pond not to need soldering till they find a worse leak than that.
The dentist does not observe your ache, but he can see the cavity which causes it, and could guess that you are suffering even if you did not tell him.
In order to ensure that the heat contained within each cavity cannot escape, let us surround the exterior of these enclosures with an adiabatic wall.