cavitary

adjective

cav·​i·​tary ˈka-və-ˌter-ē How to pronounce cavitary (audio)
-ˌte-rē
: of, relating to, or characterized by bodily cavitation (see cavitation sense b)
cavitary tuberculosis
cavitary lesions

Word History

Etymology

cavity + -ary entry 2, after French cavitaire

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cavitary was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Cavitary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavitary. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cavitary

adjective
cav·​i·​tary ˈkav-ə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce cavitary (audio)
: of, relating to, or characterized by bodily cavitation
cavitary tuberculosis
cavitary lesions
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