cavernous sinus n.
Either of a pair of dural sinuses on either side of the sella turcica, connected by anastomoses in front of and behind the pituitary gland.
being, resembling, or suggestive of a cavern: a vast, cavernous room. deep-set: cavernous eyes. hollow and deep-sounding: a cavernous voice. containing caverns. full of small cavities; porous. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples adjective suggestive of a cavern in vastness, darkness, etc: cavernous hungry eyes filled with small cavities; porous (of rocks) containing caverns or cavities adj. […]
- Cavernous sinus syndrome
cavernous sinus syndrome n. A syndrome caused by thrombosis of the cavernous intracranial sinus and characterized by edema of the eyelids and conjunctivae and by paralysis of the third, fourth, and sixth nerves.
- Lafcadio’s Adventures
French Les Caves du Vatican. a novel (1914) by André Gide.
the noseband of a bridle or a halter. Historical Examples noun a kind of hard noseband, used (esp formerly) in breaking a horse in