coelom


coe·lom

noun \ˈsē-ləm\
plural coeloms or coe·lo·ma·ta \si-ˈlō-mə-tə\

Definition of COELOM

:  the usually epithelium-lined space between the body wall and the digestive tract of metazoans above the lower worms
coe·lo·mate \ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt\ adjective or noun
coe·lo·mic \si-ˈlä-mik, -ˈlō-\ adjective

Origin of COELOM

German, from Greek koilōma cavity, from koilos
First Known Use: 1875

coe·lom

noun \ˈsē-ləm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural coeloms or coe·lo·ma·ta \si-ˈlō-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of COELOM

: the usually epithelium-lined body cavity of metazoans above the lower worms that forms a large space when well developed between the digestive tract and the body wall
coe·lo·mate \ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt\ adjective or noun
coe·lo·mic \si-ˈläm-ik, -ˈlō-mik\ adjective

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