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)
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The unprotected bone subsequently becomes sclerosed and may grow bony projections into the cavity, deforming the bone and joint and sometimes snapping off, forming fragments in the joint cavity that further damage cartilage and the synovium.
Ameniscus is a crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure that partly divides a joint cavity, unlike articular discs, which completely separate the cavity.
The deposition of the remaining blood was ob- served in the form of clots in the distal parts of the upper joint cavity 1h and 1 week after treatment.
Joint cavity involvement has been reported to occur in less than 5% of patients.
The joint cavity is incompletely divided into two parts by a wedge-shaped articular disk, or meniscus.
KNEE CYSTSCaused by an accumulation of synovial (joint) fluid that has leaked from a fluid sack behind the knee into the knee joint cavity.

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