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cavernous

 [kav´er-nus]
1. pertaining to a hollow.

cav·ern·ous

(kav'er-nŭs),
Relating to a cavern or a cavity; containing many cavities.

cavernous

/cav·er·nous/ (kav´er-nus)
1. pertaining to a hollow, or containing hollow spaces.
2. having a hollow sound, such as certain abnormal breath sounds.

cavernous

(kăv′ər-nəs)
adj.
Anatomy Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.

cav′ern·ous·ly adv.

cavernous

[kav′ərnəs]
Etymology: L, caverna, hollow place
containing cavities or hollow spaces. See also cavernous hemangioma.

cav·ern·ous

(kav'ĕr-nŭs)
Relating to a cavern or a cavity; containing many cavities.

cavernous

pertaining to a hollow, or containing hollow spaces.

cavernous hemangioma
cavernous sinus
see cavernous sinus.
References in classic literature ?
And then a muffled scream came from the cavernous mouth of the dark hole beyond the sacrificial altar through which the priestess had entered the temple.
It was their belief that if ever they weakened, the great beast would ingulf them and everything of beauty and wonder and joy and good in its cavernous and slime-dripping maw.
Well-worn pathways, molded by padded paws, led through the cavernous windows or doorways of a few of the ruins we passed, and once we saw the savage face of a great, black-maned lion scowling down upon us from a shattered stone balcony.
He had a bulging forehead, covered with wrinkles, and a cavernous face, in which two small gray eyes with a dark spot in either of them seemed to be pierced rather than set.
A faint, red light was gleaming from the lower windows of one wing, but all the other windows were in darkness, and many exhibited their black, cavernous gulfs, entirely destitute of glazing or framework.
As he came his upper lip curled into a snarl, exposing his fighting fangs, and a deep growl rumbled from his cavernous chest.
He was at the moment about to enter the church through the yard of the smithy, but stopped and frowned a little as he saw his brother's cavernous eyes staring in the same direction.
Though the promontory consisted of flats--expensive, with cavernous entrance halls, full of concierges and palms--it fulfilled its purpose, and gained for the older houses opposite a certain measure of peace.
You don't understand," he began disdainfully, but stopped short, intimidated by the dead blackness of the cavernous eyes in the face turned slowly towards him with a blind stare, as if guided only by the sound.
Rout to turn his head slowly, rigid, cavernous, with the lower jaw dropping.
In a corner the ground sloped sharply down, and Razumov followed the light of the lantern through a small doorway into a long cavernous place like a neglected subterranean byre.
The kitchen too, with its great broad cavernous chimney; the kitchen, where nothing in the way of cookery seemed impossible; where you could believe in anything to eat, they chose to tell you of.