body cavity

noun

Definition of body cavity

: a cavity in an animal body specifically : coelom

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Kathryn Ahlers, 28, allegedly pulled out a plastic bag containing drugs from a body cavity between her legs. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "Police say Kentucky woman snorted drugs hidden in body cavity between her legs following arrest," 6 Aug. 2019 Their lawsuit alleged they had been subjected to strip searches and body cavity searches, and were detained with unrelated adults. Katie Reilly, Time, "Trump Administration Moves to End Rule Limiting Detention of Migrant Children," 21 Aug. 2019 His blue rubber gloves, slick with blood, are stark against the open body cavity. Los Angeles Times, "At the Museum of Death, every day is like a Charles Manson anniversary," 10 Aug. 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 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

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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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