cavitation cav·i·ta·tion (kāv'ĭ-tā'shən)
The formation of cavities in a body tissue or an organ, especially those cavities that form in the lung as a result of tuberculosis.
|cavitation (kāv'ĭ-tā'shən) Pronunciation Key
The formation of bubblelike gaps in a liquid. Mechanical forces, such as the moving blades of a ship's propeller or sudden negative changes in pressure, can cause cavitation.