Definition of Bodily cavity
1. Noun. (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body.
Specialized synonyms: Blastocele, Blastocoel, Blastocoele, Cleavage Cavity, Segmentation Cavity, Archenteron, Sinus, Locule, Loculus, Lumen, Socket, Pulp Cavity, Cranial Orbit, Eye Socket, Orbit, Orbital Cavity, Buccal Cavity, Antrum, Cloaca, Vestibule, Mediastinum, Middle Ear, Tympanic Cavity, Tympanum, Pleural Cavity, Chamber, Cranial Cavity, Intracranial Cavity, Amniotic Cavity, Greater Peritoneal Sac, Peritoneal Cavity, Bursa Omentalis, Lesser Peritoneal Cavity, Omental Bursa, Pericardial Cavity, Pericardial Space, Vacuole, Ventricle, Sac, Uterine Cavity, Nasal Cavity, Nasopharynx, Oropharynx, Laryngopharynx, Blind Gut, Caecum, Cecum, Tubular Cavity, Armpit, Axilla, Axillary Cavity, Axillary Fossa, Chest Cavity, Thoracic Cavity, Abdomen, Abdominal Cavity, Pelvis, Renal Pelvis, Pelvic Cavity, Celom, Celoma, Coelom, Fossa, Pit
Group relationships: Body, Organic Structure, Physical Structure
Generic synonyms: Anatomical Structure, Bodily Structure, Body Structure, Complex Body Part, Structure
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Bodily Cavity Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Bodily Cavity Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bodily Cavity
Literary usage of Bodily cavity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Outline of psychobiology by Knight Dunlap (1917)
"... The upper bodily cavity, enclosed by the ribs, and containing the heart and lungs. Thorac'ic. Thy'mus (thi'mus). [G. thymos, thyme (time) : the thymus ..."
2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"... the wall of the digestive sac is not separated from that of the somatic (or bodily) cavity, and the reproductive organs are external ; while in the ..."
3. Archives of Otology (1905)
"At one end there is a rubber tube which furnishes the secondary rays and which is introduced directly into the bodily cavity. As a proof of the action of ..."