acoelomate

noun
acoe·​lo·​mate | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt How to pronounce acoelomate (audio) \

Definition of acoelomate

: an invertebrate lacking a coelom especially : one belonging to the group comprising the flatworms and nemerteans and characterized by bilateral symmetry and a digestive cavity that is the only internal cavity

Other Words from acoelomate

acoelomate adjective

First Known Use of acoelomate

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acoelomate

a- entry 2 + coelomate

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The first known use of acoelomate was circa 1889

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“Acoelomate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acoelomate. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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acoelomate

noun
acoe·​lo·​mate | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt How to pronounce acoelomate (audio) \

Medical Definition of acoelomate

: an invertebrate lacking a coelom especially : one belonging to the group comprising the flatworms and nemerteans (class Nemertea or Nemertinea) and characterized by bilateral symmetry and a digestive cavity that is the only internal cavity

Other Words from acoelomate

acoelomate adjective

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