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{adj: anechoic} not having or producing echoes; sound-absorbent
"an anechoic chamber"

{adj: atrial} of or relating to a cavity or chamber in the body (especially one of the upper chambers of the heart)

{adj: bicameral, two-chambered} consisting of two chambers
"the bicameral heart of a fish"

{adj: bilocular, biloculate} divided into or containing two cells or chambers
"having a bilocular capsule"

{adj: cavernous} being or suggesting a cavern
"vast cavernous chambers hollowed out of limestone"

{adj: chambered} having compartmental chambers
"a spiral chambered seashell"

{adj: inmost, innermost} situated or occurring farthest within
"the innermost chamber"

{adj: many-chambered} having many chambers

{adj: vitreous} of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
"the vitreous chamber"

{adv: synchronously} in synchrony; in a synchronous manner
"in four-chambered hearts, the two auricles move synchronously"

{n: Beethoven, van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven} German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)

{n: Bloch, Ernest Bloch} United States composer (born in Switzerland) who composed symphonies and chamber music and choral music and a piano sonata and an opera (1880-1959)

{n: Chambers, William Chambers, Sir William Chambers} English architect (1723-1796)

{n: Elgar, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Edward William Elgar} British composer of choral and orchestral works including two symphonies as well as songs and chamber music and music for brass band (1857-1934)

{n: Geiger tube, Geiger-Muller tube} an ionization chamber contained in a tube in a Geiger counter

{n: Glaser, Donald Glaser, Donald Arthur Glaser} United States physicist who invented the bubble chamber to study subatomic particles (born in 1926)

{n: Hyalospongiae, class Hyalospongiae} sponges with siliceous spicules that have six rays; choanocytes are restricted to finger-shaped chambers

{n: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry Latrobe} United States architect (born in England) whose works include the chambers of the United States Congress and the Supreme Court; considered the first professional architect in the United States (1764-1820)

{n: Maxwell's demon} an imaginary creature that controls a small hole in a partition that divides a chamber filled with gas into two parts and allows fast molecules to move in one direction and slow molecules to move in the other direction through the hole; this would result in one part of the container becoming warmer and the other cooler, thus decreasing entropy and violating the second law of thermodynamics

{n: Star Chamber} a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments

{n: Wilson, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson} Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)

{n: airlock, air lock} a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure

{n: ammonite, ammonoid} one of the coiled chambered fossil shells of extinct mollusks

{n: anechoic chamber} a chamber having very little reverberation

{n: aortic orifice} the orifice from the lower left chamber of the heart to the aorta

{n: atrium cordis, atrium of the heart} the upper chamber of each half of the heart

{n: atrium} any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)

{n: bedroom, sleeping room, chamber, bedchamber} a room used primarily for sleeping

{n: belemnite} a conical calcareous fossil tapering to a point at one end and with a conical cavity at the other end containing (when unbroken) a small chambered phragmocone from the shell of any of numerous extinct cephalopods of the family Belemnitidae

{n: boardroom, council chamber} a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company)

{n: body plethysmograph} plethysmograph consisting of a chamber surrounding the entire body; used in studies of respiration

{n: bomb shelter, air-raid shelter, bombproof} a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids

{n: boron chamber} an ionization chamber lined with boron or filled with boron trifluoride gas for counting low velocity neutrons

{n: bubble chamber} an instrument that records the tracks of ionizing particles

{n: burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture} a chamber that is used as a grave

{n: caisson, pneumatic caisson, cofferdam} large watertight chamber used for construction under water

{n: canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus sclerae} a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins

{n: cartridge extractor, cartridge remover, extractor} a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector

{n: cavern} a large cave or a large chamber in a cave

{n: chamber music} serious music performed by a small group of musicians

{n: chamber of commerce} an association of businessmen to protect and promote business interests

{n: chamber orchestra} small orchestra; usually plays classical music

{n: chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus, nautilus} cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions

{n: chamber} a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly
"the upper chamber is the senate"

{n: chamber} a natural or artificial enclosed space

{n: chamber} a room where a judge transacts business

{n: chamber} an enclosed volume in the body
"the chambers of his heart were healthy"

{n: cloakroom} a private lounge off of a legislative chamber

{n: cloud chamber, Wilson cloud chamber} apparatus that detects high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its path and small droplets condense on them to produce a visible track

{n: core} the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place

{n: cover plate} covering consisting of a plate used to cover over or close in a chamber or receptacle

{n: crematory, crematorium, cremation chamber} a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes

{n: crypt} a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)

{n: cylinder head} a detachable plate that covers the closed end of a cylinder chamber in a reciprocating engine or pump

{n: cylinder, piston chamber} a chamber within which piston moves

{n: dash-pot} a mechanical damper; the vibrating part is attached to a piston that moves in a chamber filled with liquid

{n: deputy} a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)

{n: deviated septum} abnormal displacement of any wall that separates two chambers (usually in the nasal cavity)

{n: diastole} the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood

{n: diastolic pressure} the blood pressure (as measured by a sphygmomanometer) after the contraction of the heart while the chambers of the heart refill with blood

{n: divan, diwan} a Muslim council chamber or law court

{n: external-combustion engine} a heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat is converted to mechanical energy

{n: firing chamber, gun chamber} chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge

{n: furnace} an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.

{n: gas chamber, death chamber} instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced; used to kill people or animals

{n: gas oven} a cremation chamber fueled by gas

{n: genus Spirula} genus of small cephalopods with many-chambered spiral shells resembling those of the extinct belemnites

{n: holy of holies, sanctum sanctorum} (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept

{n: hyperbaric chamber} a large chamber in which the oxygen pressure is above normal for the atmosphere; used in treating breathing disorders or carbon monoxide poisoning

{n: hyphema} bleeding into the interior chamber of the eye

{n: ionization chamber, ionization tube} a measuring instrument that measures the amount of ionizing radiation

{n: iron lung} respirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration

{n: left atrium, left atrium of the heart, atrium sinistrum} the left upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the pulmonary veins

{n: left ventricle} the chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta

{n: lock, lock chamber} enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it

{n: magazine, cartridge} a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required

{n: mausoleum} a large burial chamber, usually above ground

{n: muffle} a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature

{n: orifice, opening, porta} an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
"the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

{n: phragmocone, phragmacone} the thin conical chambered internal shell (either straight or curved) of a belemnite

{n: pome, false fruit} a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part

{n: presence chamber} room in which a monarch or other great person receives guests, assemblies, etc.

{n: resonance} the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities

{n: resonator, cavity resonator, resonating chamber} a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves

{n: revolver, six-gun, six-shooter} a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)

{n: right atrium, right atrium of the heart, atrium dextrum} the right upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the venae cavae and coronary sinus

{n: right ventricle} the chamber on the right side of the heart that receives venous blood from the right atrium and pumps it into the pulmonary trunk

{n: saccule, sacculus} a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)

{n: slop pail, slop jar} a large pail used to receive waste water from a washbasin or chamber pot

{n: slop} (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand
"she carried out the sink slops"

{n: soundbox} a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)

{n: spark chamber, spark counter} measuring instrument that detects ionizing radiation from elementary particles

{n: spirula, Spirula peronii} a small tropical cephalopod of the genus Spirula having prominent eyes and short arms and a many-chambered shell coiled in a flat spiral

{n: standing wave, stationary wave} a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time

{n: steam chest} the chamber from which steam is distributed to a cylinder

{n: stokehold, stokehole, fireroom} (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired

{n: stuffing box, packing box} a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal

{n: supply chamber} a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed

{n: systole} the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery

{n: tokamak} a doughnut-shaped chamber used in fusion research; a plasma is heated and confined in a magnetic bottle

{n: torture chamber} a room in which torture is inflicted

{n: usher, doorkeeper} an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber

{n: vacuum chamber} a chamber from which nearly all matter (especially air) has been removed

{n: vault, burial vault} a burial chamber (usually underground)

{n: ventricle, heart ventricle} a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries

{n: vitreous humor, vitreous humour, vitreous body} the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball

{v: chamber} place in a chamber


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