antrum

[ an-truhm ]
/ ˈæn trəm /

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 antrum

antral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antrum

antrum
/ (ˈæntrəm) /

noun plural -tra (-trə)

anatomy a natural cavity, hollow, or sinus, esp in a bone

Derived forms of antrum

antral, adjective

Word Origin for antrum

C14: from Latin: cave, from Greek antron
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Medical definitions for antrum

antrum
[ ăntrəm ]

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 antrum

antral (-trəl) adj.
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