Origin of cavitary

First recorded in 1825–35; cavit(y) + -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

cavitary in Medicine


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