cavitary

[ kav-i-ter-ee ]
/ ˈkæv ɪˌtɛr i /

adjective Anatomy, Pathology.

of, relating to, or characterized by a cavity or cavities.

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Origin of cavitary

First recorded in 1825–35; cavit(y) + -ary

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Medical definitions for cavitary

cavitary
[ kăvĭ-tĕr′ē ]

adj.

Relating to or having a cavity or cavities.
Of, relating to, or being an animal parasite that has a body cavity and lives within the host's body.
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