antrum

[an-truhm]
noun, plural antra [an-truh] . Anatomy.
a cavity in a body organ, especially a bone.

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin < Greek ántron cave

antral, adjective
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antrum (ˈæntrəm)
 
n , pl -tra
anatomy a natural cavity, hollow, or sinus, esp in a bone
 
[C14: from Latin: cave, from Greek antron]
 
'antral
 
adj

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antrum
"a cave or cavity," late 14c., medical L., from Gk. antron "cave."
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antrum an·trum (ān'trəm)
n. pl. an·tra (-trə)

  1. A nearly closed cavity or chamber, especially in a bone.

  2. The pyloric end of the stomach, partially shut off during digestion from the cardiac end by sphincter muscles in the stomach wall.


an'tral (-trəl) adj.
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During the sixth or seventh month the tympanic antrum appears as an upward and backward expansion of the tympanic cavity.
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