cavity

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cavity, from Middle French cavité, from Late Latin cavitas, from Latin cavus (hollow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkævɪti/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cavity (plural cavities)

  1. A hole or hollow depression.
  2. A hollow area within the body (such as the sinuses).
  3. (dentistry) A small or large hole in a tooth caused by caries; often also a soft area adjacent to the hole also affected by caries.
    Jim got two cavities filled at the dentist's office yesterday.

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