body cavity

noun

: a cavity in an animal body
specifically : coelom

Examples of body cavity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the rub inside the body cavity and 1/2 teaspoon inside the neck cavity of the chicken. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 Y'all, this was the legendary bomb in a body cavity moment. Ew Staff, EW.com, 21 May 2024 If cooking on a can: Hold the bird upright, with the opening of the body cavity at the bottom, and lower it onto the can so the can fits into the cavity. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 Within what would have been the dinosaur’s body cavity were the dismembered remains of two smaller, parrot-like dinosaurs that lived in the same habitat. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for body cavity 

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of body cavity was in 1854

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“Body cavity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/body%20cavity. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

body cavity

noun
: a cavity within an animal body
especially : coelom

Medical Definition

body cavity

noun
: a cavity within an animal body
specifically : coelom

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