- a cavity in a body organ, especially a bone.
Origin of antrum
1720–30; < Latin < Greek ántron cave
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- anatomy a natural cavity, hollow, or sinus, esp in a bone
Word Origin for antrum
C14: from Latin: cave, from Greek antron
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"a cave or cavity," late 14c., medical Latin, from Greek antron "cave."
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- 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.
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