[ kav-i-ter-ee ]
/ ˈkæv ɪˌtɛr i /

adjective Anatomy, Pathology.

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

Origin of cavitary

First recorded in 1825–35; cavit(y) + -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cavitary


[ kăvĭ-tĕr′ē ]


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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