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Cavitary

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cavitary (Zoöl) Containing a body cavity; as, the cavitary or nematoid worms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cavitary Hollow; caval; cavernous; having a cavity; specifically, in biology, cœlomatous; of or pertaining to the cœloma, or the perivisceral space or body-cavity; having a body-cavity.
    • cavitary Having an enteric cavity or intestinal tract; enteric; intestinal. Formerly specifically applied to the cavitaries, or certain intestinal parasitic worms (intestinal in the sense of having an intestine of their own, not as inhabiting the intestines of other animals), as the threadworms or Nematoidea, as distinguished from the anenterous worms, as the tapeworms and flukes, which have no intestinal cavity.
    • n cavitary A worm or entozoön having an intestinal canal in a distinct abdominal cavity; one of the Cavitaria.
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Fulminant pneumonia with cavitary destruction of lung parenchyma.
Fulminant pneumonia with cavitary destruction of lung parenchyma.
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