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From Middle French cavité, from Late Latin cavitas, from Latin cavus (hollow), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱówHwos, from root Proto-Indo-European *ḱówH-

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cavity (plural cavities)

  1. A hole or hollow depression.
  2. A hollow area within the body (such as the sinuses).
  3. (dentistry) A small or large hole in a tooth caused by caries; often used to refer to a soft area adjacent to the hole also affected by caries.

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