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a cavity in a body organ, especially a bone.
noun (pl) -tra (-trə)
(anatomy) a natural cavity, hollow, or sinus, esp in a bone

“a cave or cavity,” late 14c., medical Latin, from Greek antron “cave.”

antrum an·trum (ān’trəm)
n. pl. an·tra (-trə)

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

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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