body cavity

noun

Definition of body cavity 

: a cavity in an animal body specifically : coelom

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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 The person would hide the drugs in a body cavity, smuggle the drugs into the jail and deliver it to a dealer who would then sell it to other prisoners, the charges say. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Criminals are trying to get caught so they can smuggle drugs into jail, an Alaska official says," 31 May 2018 In this case, the driver contends that he was subjected to a strip search and visual body cavity search. Jan Hefler, Philly.com, "A roadside strip search in N.J. draws protest and legal action. How far can an officer go?," 6 Apr. 2018 Securus, a JumpStart portfolio company, develops clinical devices to monitor core body temperature within body cavities. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Cleveland-based Securus Medical Group purchased by Boston Scientific," 4 Apr. 2018 Black blow flies, Stafford testified, only lay eggs in body cavities or wounds. David Owens, courant.com, "With No Clear Cause Of Tashauna Jackson's Death, Maggots Could Provide Clues," 10 Jan. 2018 Neck conducted an unconstitutional body cavity search of her. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "St. Tammany Sheriff's Office pays $58,500 to settle 2 federal lawsuits," 8 Jan. 2018

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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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