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Cav"ern*ous (?), a. [L. cavernosus: cf. F. caverneux.]


Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow.


Filled with small cavities or cells.


Having a sound caused by a cavity.

Cavernous body, a body of erectile tissue with large interspaces which may be distended with blood, as in the penis or clitoris. -- Cavernous respiration, a peculiar respiratory sound andible on auscultation, when the bronchial tubes communicate with morbid cavities in the lungs.


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