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Noun: cavity  ka-vu-tee
  1. A sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    "they dug a cavity to bury the body";
    - pit
     
  2. Space that is surrounded by something
    - enclosed space
     
  3. Soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of the tooth
    - caries, dental caries, tooth decay
     
  4. (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
    - bodily cavity, cavum

Derived forms: cavities

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, decay, hole, hollow, space, structure

Part of: body, organic structure, physical structure

Encyclopedia: Cavity