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 ?
And why should the left cavity of the heart and the great artery be wider and larger than the right cavity and the arterial vein, were it not that the blood of the venous artery, having only been in the lungs after it has passed through the heart, is thinner, and rarefies more readily, and in a higher degree, than the blood which proceeds immediately from the hollow vein?
Looking into the cavity, by the dim and flickering light, they both detected a dark object at the bottom of it.
He stretched himself at full length on the floor, and passed his right arm into the cavity.
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.
After first untwisting the strings from the hooks, Hester rose, and held the candle so as to light the cavity in the wall.
When Cadmus had thrust a passage through the tangled boughs, and made his way into the bower, he did not at first discern the half-hidden cavity.
This cavity, you must know, was looked upon as a sort of fountain of truth, which sometimes gushed out in audible words; although, for the most part, these words were such a riddle that they might just as well have staid at the bottom of the hole.
He put other questions, but received no answer; only the gust of wind sighed continually out of the cavity, and blew the withered leaves rustling along the ground before it.
He will perch upon one of your eye-lashes, and go to roost there if you do not disturb him, or force his way through your hair, or along the cavity of the nostril, till you almost fancy he is resolved to explore the very brain itself.
Instead of the operator looking at the parts and adjusting the tip temperatures, cavity-temperature sensors are installed in each cavity of the mold to measure the time from injection start until the melt front has reached the sensors (see Fig.
5 The Energy Saving Trust says cavity wall insulation in England, Scotland and Wales costs around PS720 for a detached house, PS475 for a semi and PS370 for a mid-terrace.