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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cav·ern·ous /ˈkævɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cav·ern·ous /ˈkævɝnəs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cav·ern·ous a.
 1. Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow.
 2. Filled with small cavities or cells.
 3. Having a sound caused by a cavity.
 Cavernous body, a body of erectile tissue with large interspaces which may be distended with blood, as in the penis or clitoris.
 Cavernous respiration, a peculiar respiratory sound andible on auscultation, when the bronchial tubes communicate with morbid cavities in the lungs.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being or suggesting a cavern; "vast cavernous chambers
             hollowed out of limestone"
      2: filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming
         distended and rigid as the result of being filled with
         blood; "erectile tissue"; "the penis is an erectile organ"
         [syn: erectile]