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coelom

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noun coe·lom \ˈsē-ləm\

Definition of coelom

plural

coeloms

or

coelomata

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  1. :  the usually epithelium-lined space between the body wall and the digestive tract of metazoans above the lower worms

coelomate

play \ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt\ adjective or noun

coelomic

play \si-ˈlä-mik, -ˈlō-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of coelom

German, from Greek koilōma cavity, from koilos


First Known Use: 1875


Medical Dictionary

coelom

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noun coe·lom \ˈsē-ləm\

Medical Definition of coelom

plural

coeloms

or

coelomata

\si-ˈlō-mət-ə\play
  1. :  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

coelomate

\ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt\play adjective or noun

coelomic

\si-ˈläm-ik, -ˈlō-mik\play play adjective



Learn More about coelom

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of coelom Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about coelom


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