cav·i·ty /ˈkævətɪ/ 名詞
Cav·i·ty n.; pl. Cavities
1. Hollowness. [Obs.]
The cavity or hollowness of the place. --Goodwin.
2. A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity.
An instrument with a small cavity, like a small spoon. --Arbuthnot.
Abnormal spaces or excavations are frequently formed in the lungs, which are designated cavities or vomicæ. --Quain.
Body cavity, the cœlum. See under Body.
n 1: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to
bury the body" [syn: pit]
2: space that is surrounded by something [syn: enclosed space]
3: soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to
the death of a tooth [syn: caries, dental caries, tooth
4: (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body [syn: bodily