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  • n. Cavity; fossa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy and surgery, a cavity or sinus.

Etymologies

Borrowing from Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Here the confusion of c with t begins the misleading; which is carried further by the gloss, 'Genetheum: locus subterraneus vbi habitant mulieres ad laborandum, et dicitur a geneth quod est mulier, et thesis positio, quia ibi ponebantur mulieres ad laborandum'; or 'Genetheum: absconsio subterranea mulierum'.

    The Age of Erasmus Lectures Delivered in the Universities of Oxford and London

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