cav-, cavo-, cava-, cavi-, cavern-

(Latin: hollow, a hollow place; chasm; prison)

Cavernous hemangioma, a vascular tumor composed of large dilated blood vessels and containing large blood-filled spaces, due to dilation and thickening of the walls of the capillary loops. Also called cavernous angioma.

A vascular tumor preponderantly composed of large dilated blood vessels, often containing large amounts of blood, occurring in the skin, subcutaneously, or both, and also in many viscera, particularly the liver, spleen, pancreas, and sometimes the brain.

Most are present in early life but they are usually not present at birth. The typical superficial lesions are bright to dark red in color; deep lesions have a blue color.

1. Concave on both sides; as, a biconcave vertebrae or as a lens.
2. A description of a lens with two faces that are concave
bulbospongiosus, bulbocavernous
One of the superficial muscles of the perineum.

It has a slightly different origin, insertion and function in males and females. In males, it covers the bulb of the penis; while in females, it covers the vestibular bulb.

1. A structure for confining birds or animals, enclosed on at least one side by a grating of wires or bars that lets in air and light.
2. A barred room or fenced enclosure for confining prisoners.
3. An enclosing openwork structure which is placed as a protective cage over a sapling, or a bank teller's cage.
4. A skeletal support, as for a building; a framework.
5. An elevator car.
6. The net that is the goal in ice hockey.
7. Something that restricts freedom; such as, a cage which restricts movement.
8. A movable screen placed behind home base in baseball to catch balls during batting practice.
9. Etymology: From about 1225, from Old French cage; which came from Latin cavea, "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon".
cajole (verb), cajoles; cajoled; cajoling
1. To persuade someone to do something by compliments and persistent reasoning: After praising her brother Jim for his fantastic grade in math, Mary tried to cajole him into doing her math homework for her for the following day.
2. To urge with gentle and repeated appeals or flattery; to influence: Werner liked Nicole a whole lot and wanted to cajole her into going to the movie with him that evening.
3. Etymology: French cajoler (originally, "to chatter like a jay in a cage"), an alteration of gaioler (used in the 16th century), from Picard (from Picardy in northern France) gaiole, "cage", from Late Latin caveola, "cage"; diminutive of Latin cavea, "cage".
To persuade with deception or artful flattery.
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To try to entice a person to do something with verbal praise.
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The act of cajoling; the state of being cajoled; cajolery; that is, persuasion or coaxing with flattery or delusive promises.
1. Anyone who persuades with flattery or gentle urging; especially, in the face of reluctance; to coax.
2. Someone who obtains something from another person with gentle persuasion.
cajolery (s) (noun), cajoleries (pl)
1. The deliberate use of sweet talking to convince someone in the face of reluctance or reasonable objections: Jimmy tried to wheedle his mother into letting him drive her car that evening, but his cajolery didn’t work and she always said, “No!”
2. A strong encouragement to do something by inducing or coaxing: Janet wanted her daughter to take part in the recital because she played piano so well, and finally her cajolery, urging, and sincere praise worked!
3. An endeavor that influences a person to do something by smooth or beguiling words or acts: The cajolery that Greg used to entice or to persuade his mother to let him invite all 30 students in his class to his party was not successful and his mother told him he could only invite his best friends, not everybody!
An act of deceiving with excessive compliments.
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Persuasion with coaxing and enticing.
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Urging with gentle and repeated appeals, teasing, or flattering; wheedling.
cave (s) (noun), caves (pl)
1. A hollow or natural passage under or into the earth; especially, one with an opening to the surface.
2. A geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea.
3. A storage cellar; especially, for wine.
4. When used as a verb, "to cave" means "to explore natural caves".

A naturally occurring underground hollow or passage; especially, one with an opening to the surface of the earth. Caves can form through a variety of processes, including the dissolution of limestone by flowing water, the differential cooling of volcanic magma (which occurs when the outside surface of the lava cools, but the inside continues to flow downwards, forming a hollow tube), or the action of wind and waves along a rocky coast.

cave (verb), caves; caved; caving
Blind fish or any of the various freshwater fish of the family Amblyopsidae, found in subterranean waters and having rudimentary nonfunctioning eyes.
caveman, cave man
1. A prehistoric or primitive human who lived in a cave, or caves.
2. Someone who lived in a cave; especially, a prehistoric human of the Paleolithic period.
3. Informal usage refers to a man who is crude or brutal, especially toward women.
caveola (s), caveolae (pl)
A micropinocytotic vesicle.
caver (s), cavers (pl)
1. Someone who explores or studies caves; especially, as a sport or as a recreational pursuit.
2. A person who walks and climbs in caves as a sport or hobby.

Related "cave, cavern" word sources: speleo-; spelunc-, spelunk-; stalac-, stalag-; troglo--.