body wall

noun

Definition of body wall 

: the external surface of the animal body consisting of ectoderm and mesoderm and enclosing the body cavity

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Only the minor workers are able to rupture their body wall. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "‘Exploding’ Ant Ruptures Its Own Body to Defend Its Nest," 20 Apr. 2018

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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body wall

noun

Medical Definition of body wall 

: the external surface of the animal body consisting of ectoderm and mesoderm and enclosing the body cavity

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