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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The main objective of archaeological excavations conducted in September and October is to check if there are significant architectural monuments, buildings, and to define the boundaries of the ancient city, the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of ANAS stated.
The archaeological excavations are led by Yoshihiro Nishiaki, Professorat the University of Tokyo.
Previous archaeological excavations focused on one of the smaller mounds at the site, and uncovered a well-built, three-room stone structure and a number of significant finds.
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Prime Minister Borisov and Regional Minister Nankov will visit archaeological excavations, and are expected to announce a solution to the case.
The surveying work and archaeological excavations began in 2015.
Muscat: The Ministry of Heritage and Culture recently completed archaeological excavations at three different sites in Qumira, Dhank, in cooperation with the University of Warsaw in Poland.
Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that the amount allocated for archaeological excavations within the government's Antiquities sector budget for the current fiscal year is sufficient for the nature of the work, since the government does not bear the cost of all excavations.
The action plan will be set in motion after full completion of archaeological excavations that started in 2012 and once the needed budget allocated, said INP representative Mourad Chetoui.

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