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Medical Term:

cavity

Pronunciation: kav′i-tē

Definition:

  1. A hollow space; hole.
  2. Lay term for the loss of tooth structure from dental caries.

See: cave, cavitas, cavernous space

Synonym(s): cavitas

[L. cavus, hollow]

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