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cavitation

Pronunciation: kav′i-tā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. Formation of a cavity, as in the lung in tuberculosis or with development of a bacterial lung abscess.
  2. The production of small vapor-containing bubbles or cavities in a liquid or tissue by ultrasound.
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