body cavity

noun

Definition of body cavity

: a cavity in an animal body specifically : coelom

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After the body cavity search revealed nothing, Erica was released to her daughter. Uriel J. Garcia, azcentral, "Woman who had body-cavity search asks judge to order Phoenix police to release records," 11 July 2019 But the jail has since started using body scanners and privacy curtains to conduct body cavity searches. Los Angeles Times, "Women in jail endured group strip searches. L.A. County to pay $53 million to settle suit," 16 July 2019 After the body cavity search revealed nothing, Erica was released to her daughter. Uriel J. Garcia, azcentral, "Woman who had body-cavity search asks judge to order Phoenix police to release records," 11 July 2019 After the body cavity search revealed nothing, Erica was released to her daughter. Uriel J. Garcia, azcentral, "Woman says Phoenix police sexually assaulted her, seeks $12.5M from city," 24 June 2019 Loosely stuff body cavity and close with turkey lacers or metal skewers. Woman's Day, "Turkey Roasted on a Covered Gas Grill," 1 Jan. 2012 Available as a 35cl bottle, perfect for manbags and gym bottles, or as a pack of three 5cl minis, a great solution to body cavity searches. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Liquor company slammed for releasing 'Novichok' vodka named after deadly nerve agent," 10 July 2018 The researchers packaged up these GLP-1-producing stem cells in a permeable capsule, then imbedded the capsule in the body cavities of mice that had diet-induced type 2 diabetes. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Scientists use caffeine to control genes—and treat diabetic mice with coffee," 20 June 2018 The sheriff says a female inmate later helped remove it from a body cavity. Fox News, "6 Florida inmates ill after smoking smuggled marijuana," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of body cavity

1854, in the meaning defined above

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body cavity

noun

Medical Definition of body cavity

: a cavity within an animal body specifically : coelom

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