body cavity

noun
Updated on: 19 Jan 2018

Definition of body cavity

: a cavity in an animal body; specifically : coelom

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First Known Use of body cavity

1854


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body cavity

noun

medical Definition of body cavity

: a cavity within an animal body; specifically : coelom

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