cavernous


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curving inward

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being or suggesting a cavern

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filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood

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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.
Where portions of the meadow had sunk, and where other portions had been broken up like an ice-floe, the cavernous openings of the one, and the ragged upturned edges exposed by the other, were hung with a lace-work of soft-tinted crystals of sulphur that changed their deformities into quaint shapes and figures that were full of grace and beauty.
He was rather blown about by the wind, and his cheeks looked terribly pale, unshorn, and cavernous.
Presently there emerged from the cavernous depths of the lair a monstrous creature, scarred from a hundred battles, almost hairless and with an empty socket where one eye had been.
A deep sigh from the cavernous lungs dispelled the illusion.
Steadily those yellow-green eyes bored into the clear eyes of the ape-man, and then the sensitive nostrils caught the scent of the fresh blood of Bara and the eyes moved to the carcass lying across the brown shoulder, and there came from the cavernous depths of the savage throat a low whine.
Something morbid and significant attached to that sunburn, was Martin's thought as he returned to a study of the face, narrow, with high cheek-bones and cavernous hollows, and graced with as delicate and fine an aquiline nose as Martin had ever seen.
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.
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.
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.
Baseline cranial contrast enhanced MRI detected a nonspecific inflammatory granulomatous lesion in the right cavernous sinus extending basally towards the right trigeminal cave (Meckel's cave) and anteriorly towards the apex of the right orbit.
The "Tolosa-Hunt protocol" was applied in all patients, and the cavernous sinuses, orbital apices, and orbits were evaluated.
Small cavernous malformations may represent as focal area of decreased signal density, "black dots".
Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM), also known as cavernous angioma, is a type of vascular malformation in the central nervous system.
It is usually painful and rigid erection, characterised by little or no cavernous blood flow resulting in abnormal (dark red) cavernous blood gases (hypoxia, hypercapnia, and acidosis) (3).