cavernous


cav·ern·ous

adjective \ˈka-vər-nəs\

of a building or room : resembling a large cave : very large

Full Definition of CAVERNOUS

1
a :  having caverns or cavities
b of animal tissue :  composed largely of vascular sinuses and capable of dilating with blood to bring about the erection of a body part
2
:  constituting or suggesting a cavern <a cavernous warehouse>
cav·ern·ous·ly adverb

Examples of CAVERNOUS

  1. We toured the cavernous airplane hangar.
  2. The dance was held in a cavernous hall.

First Known Use of CAVERNOUS

15th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

cav·ern·ous

adjective \ˈkav-ər-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAVERNOUS

1
: having caverns or cavities
2
of tissue : composed largely of vascular sinuses and capable of dilating with blood to bring about the erection of a body part

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