HyperDic: bodily_cavity

English > 1 sense of the expression bodily cavity:
NOUNbodybodily cavity, cavity, cavum(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body
English > bodily cavity: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaning(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body.
Synonymscavity, cavum
Categoryanatomy, general anatomyThe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Part ofbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
Narrowerabdominal cavity, abdomenThe cavity containing the major viscera
amniotic cavityThe fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo
antrumA natural cavity or hollow in a bone
archenteroncentral cavity of the gastrula
armpit, axilla, axillary cavity, axillary fossaThe hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder
blastocoel, blastocoele, blastocele, segmentation cavity, cleavage cavityThe fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
buccal cavityThe cavity between the jaws / jaws and the cheeks
bursa omentalis, omental bursa, lesser peritoneal cavityAn isolated part of the peritoneal cavity that is dorsal to the stomach
cecum, caecum, blind gutThe cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
celom, coelom, celomaA cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
chamberAn enclosed volume in the body
chest cavity, thoracic cavityThe cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
cloaca(zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open
cranial cavity, intracranial cavityThe cavity enclosed by the cranium
eye socket, orbit, cranial orbit, orbital cavityThe bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
laryngopharynxThe lower part of the pharynx
locule, loculusA small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal
lumenA cavity or passage in a tubular organ
mediastinumThe part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanumThe main cavity of the ear
nasal cavityEither of the two cavities lying between the floor of the cranium and the roof of the mouth and extending from the face to the pharynx
nasopharynxcavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
oropharynxcavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth
pelvic cavityThe space bounded by the bones of the pelvis and containing the pelvic viscera
pelvis, renal pelvisA structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
pericardial cavity, pericardial spaceThe space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement
peritoneal cavity, greater peritoneal sacThe interior of the peritoneum
pit, fossaA concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
pleural cavityThe cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart
pulp cavityThe central cavity of a tooth containing the pulp (including the root canal)
sacA structure resembling a bag in an animal
sinusAny of various air-filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull
socketA bony hollow into which a structure fits
tubular cavityA cavity having the shape of a tube
uterine cavityThe space inside the uterus between the cervical canal and the Fallopian tubes
vacuoleA tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell
ventricleOne of four connected cavities in the brain
vestibuleAny of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishcavidad corporal, cavidad

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