body cavity


Definition of body cavity

: a cavity in an animal body specifically : coelom

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Recent Examples on the Web More than a dozen Black and Latino men accused a New York Police Department officer of conducting or directing humiliating invasive strip or body cavity searches, according to a September ProPublica report. Dianna M. Náñez, The Arizona Republic, "Officers' body cavity search left her bleeding. She called it rape. Phoenix police don't even consider it a use of force," 3 Apr. 2017 For big game, begin by extracting the inner loins located on the inside of the body cavity. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Adult Hunters," 3 June 2020 Anglers will likely see small yellow spots on or inside the fish, typically in the body cavity, head, throat, and gills. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 Research has shown that worms stay in the body cavity as long as temperatures stay under 62 degrees. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 The fish were caught, had transmitters surgically implanted into their body cavities and returned to the water. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "U-M led research finds 'super-urinators' among fish that promote healthy ecosystems," 11 Mar. 2020 Each study fish was carefully fitted with a small transmitter that required a small incision in the body cavity to implant the electronic device. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Largemouth bass research hits a snag," 15 Feb. 2020 The pig was delivered three days before the big roast, freshly processed from a Missouri provider with the hair removed and the body cavity fully cleansed. Chuck Blount,, "Roast a whole pig at home: what you need to know," 30 Sep. 2019 One of the problems that can occur during field dressing is having deer feces come into contact with the body cavity and the meat. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "10 Things You Need To Get Your Deer From The Woods To The Dinner Table," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of body cavity

1854, in the meaning defined above

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4 Oct 2020

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“Body cavity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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: a cavity within an animal body specifically : coelom

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