Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Cavity (Page: 230)

Cav"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Cavities (#). [L. cavus hollow: cf. F. cavité.]

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. Arbuthot.
Abnormal spaces or excavations are frequently formed in the lungs, which are designated cavities or vomicæ. Quain.
Body cavity, the cœlum. See under Body.