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Definition of the adjective Cavernous

What does Cavernous mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more cavernous / most cavernous

  1. being or suggesting a cavern
    • example: vast cavernous chambers hollowed out of limestone
    • similar: hollow
  2. filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood

Alternative definition of the adjective Cavernous

adjective

  1. resembling a cavern; vast
  2. having many caverns

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Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

caustic poisoning cavernous sinus syndrome caustic poisoning, the ingestion of strong acids or alkalis, resulting in burns and tissue damage to the mouth, oesophagus and stomach. The victim experiences immediate pain, swelling and ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

caustics cavernous sinus perforation of the esophagus, and pharyngeal edema leading to asphyxia, can be fatal. See also acid burn, alkali burn. caustics, strong alkaline chemicals, such as hydrofluoric acid, that destroy soft body tissues, ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

caustics cavernous sinus perforation of the esophagus, and pharyngeal edema leading to asphyxia, can be fatal. See also acid burn, alkali burn. caustics, strong alkaline chemicals, such as hydrofluoric acid, that destroy soft body tissues, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie, Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie

Cavernous weathering is a process which causes the hollowing-out of rock outcrops and boulders on vertical and near-vertical faces. The hollows, or caverns, may take one of two forms. The first are known as 'tafoni' (singular: tafone), a term ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

cavernous hemangioma See hemangioma, cavernous. cavernous sinus A large channel of venous blood that creates a cavity (sinus) bordered by the sphenoid bone and the temporal bone of ...

Google previewDictionary of Practical Surgery (1886)

by Christopher Heath

Thrombosis of the cavernous sinus and ophthalmic vein may be present without occasioning the essential symptoms of intra-orbital aneurism. Exophthalmos, cedema of the orbit, ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

cavernosus Cavernous s. cavernous s. A dural sinus found along the sides of the sella ...

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It's very homely, this castle. It doesn't have huge ballrooms. I didn't want a cold, cavernous place. (Enya)
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Scrabble value of C3A1V4E1R1N1O1U1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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