What is the role of a body cavity?
These cavities have two essential functions: (1) They protect delicate organs, such as the brain and spinal cord, from accidental shocks and cushion them from the thumps and bumps that occur when we walk, jump, or run; and (2) they permit significant changes in the size and shape of internal organs.
What is a cavity of the body?
Definition. noun, plural: body cavities. (1) Any space in the body of a multicellular organism, containing the viscera or fluid. (2) The space between the outer covering or epidermis and the outer lining of the gut cavity. Supplement.