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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kāj


  1. A partly or completely open enclosure commonly used to house animals.
  2. A structure resembling such an enclosure.
  3. An inert network surrounding an active molecule to be delivered to a chosen locus in its active state.

Synonym(s): cavea

[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cavea, hollow, stall]

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