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excavation

 [eks″kah-va´shun]
1. the act of hollowing out.
2. a hollowed-out space, or pouchlike cavity.
atrophic excavation cupping of the optic disk, due to atrophy of the optic nerve fibers.
excavation of optic disk (physiologic excavation) a normally occurring depression in the center of the optic disk.
rectouterine excavation Douglas' cul-de-sac.
rectovesical excavation the space between the rectum and bladder in the peritoneal cavity of the male.
vesicouterine excavation the space between the bladder and uterus in the peritoneal cavity of the female.

ex·ca·va·tion

(eks'kă-vā'shŭn),
1. A natural cavity, pouch, or recess; a sunken or depressed area. Synonym(s): depression (2) [TA], excavatio
2. A cavity formed artificially or as the result of a pathologic process.

excavation

/ex·ca·va·tion/ (-shun)
1. the act of hollowing out.
2. a hollowed-out space, or pouchlike cavity.

atrophic excavation  cupping of the optic disk, due to atrophy of the optic nerve fibers.
dental excavation  removal of carious material from a tooth in preparation for filling.
rectouterine excavation  a sac formed by a fold of peritoneum dipping down between the uterus and rectum.
rectovesical excavation  the space between the rectum and bladder in the peritoneal cavity of the male.
vesicouterine excavation  the space between the bladder and uterus in the peritoneal cavity of the female.

ex·ca·va·tion

(eks'kă-vā'shŭn)
1. A natural cavity, pouch, or recess.
Synonym(s): excavatio [TA] .
2. A cavity formed artificially or as the result of a pathologic process.

excavation

1. the act of hollowing out.
2. a hollowed-out space, or pouchlike cavity.

atrophic excavation
cupping of the optic disk, due to atrophy of the optic nerve fibers.
optic disk excavation
a normally occurring depression in the center of the optic disk.
rectovesical excavation
the space between the rectum and bladder in the peritoneal cavity of the male.
vesicouterine excavation
the space between the bladder and uterus in the peritoneal cavity of the female.
References in classic literature ?
Considering the paucity of members of the federated twelve villages and their primitive tools and methods, Bassett knew that the toil of a myriad generations could scarcely have made that enormous excavation.
At this point the excavation exhibited a depth of six and a half feet and the work of the masonry was begun.
At the bottom of the excavation they constructed a wheel of oak, a kind of circle strongly bolted together, and of immense strength.
Keeping ever close by the work of excavation, he busied himself incessantly with the welfare and health of his workpeople, and was singularly fortunate in warding off the epidemics common to large communities of men, and so disastrous in those regions of the globe which are exposed to the influences of tropical climates.
Modeling small-strain behavior of Taipei clays for finite element analysis of braced excavations, Computers and Geotechnics 36(1-2): 304-319.
The chapel and burial ground on St Ninian's Isle, Shetland; excavations past and present.
Summary: JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Tuesday expressed his satisfaction over the discovery of rare antiques during recent excavations that revealed that people in the Arabian Peninsula were interested in horses 9,000 years ago.
Directorate of Archaeology and Museums KP, he continued, claims that Peshawar is the most ancient living city in South Asia and it is evident from the Excavations at Gor Khatri which reveals that the city has never been abandoned in its 2600 years of history.
The excavation mission also found a 30cm rectangular epitaph of basalt, as excavations at the northern side of the site showed that the tomb is the biggest in this particular area.
KUMLUCA, Aug 20, 2010 (TUR) -- An entrance gate was unearthed during the archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Rhodiapolis near Kumluca town of the popular resort city of Antalya in southern Turkey.
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Chinese archaeologists have unearthed about 120 more terracotta warriors in their latest excavations at the Terracotta Army site that surrounds the tomb of China's first emperor in Shaanxi province.
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