[ an-truhm ]
/ ˈæn trəm /
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noun, plural an·tra [an-truh]. /ˈæn trə/. Anatomy.
a cavity in a body organ, especially a bone.
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Origin of antrum
1720–30; <Latin <Greek ántron cave
OTHER WORDS FROM antrumantral, adjective
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How to use antrum in a sentence
The continuance of the otorrhœa is presumably due to accumulation of pus in a large antral cavity.
British Dictionary definitions for antrum
/ (ˈæntrəm) /
noun plural -tra (-trə)
anatomy a natural cavity, hollow, or sinus, esp in a bone
Derived forms of antrumantral, adjective
Word Origin for antrum
C14: from Latin: cave, from Greek antron
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Medical definitions for antrum
[ ăn′trəm ]
n. pl. an•tra (-trə)
A nearly closed cavity or chamber, especially in a bone.
The pyloric end of the stomach, partially shut off during digestion from the cardiac end by sphincter muscles in the stomach wall.
Other words from antruman′tral (-trəl) adj.
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