plural noun

in some classifications
: the Metazoa lacking a true body cavity regarded as a natural group (1) including the sponges and coelenterates and often the lower worms or (2) including only certain worms

Word History


New Latin, from a- entry 2 + coeloma + -ata

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“Acoelomata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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