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cavity

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

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
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Rates of positive viral RNA detected from oropharyngeal, cloacal, or visceral cavity samples of chicken carcasses sold at the retail markets were 20% higher than were those collected from the dressed poultry stalls (all p<0.1 by Fisher exact test) and >50% higher than those collected from the supermarkets (all p<0.002 by Fisher exact test) (Table 1).
larvae were also reported from the intestine, intestinal caecum, visceral cavity, liver and spleen of Micropogonias furnieri (Desmarest, 1823) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil (Pereira et al., 2004), mesentery of Gymnotus spp.
Upon opening the visceral cavity, the most notable structure is typically the large and diffuse fat body (Figure 3).
The visceral cavity is abnormally large relative to the size of the head and trunk, and it covers much of the yolk (bracket).
The examination of percentage of fat stored in the visceral cavity showed no differences between winter, spring and summer with a greater number of individuals accumulating fat.
Genital duct and kidney opening: Seen in a transversal section genital duct arises in the upper right mid-zone of the gonad and projects upward in the visceral cavity parallel to the muscular wall of the limpet (Figs.