coelom

noun
coe·lom | \ˈsē-ləm \
plural coeloms or coelomata\si-ˈlō-mə-tə \

Definition of coelom 

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

Other Words from coelom

coelomate \ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt \ adjective or noun
coelomic \si-ˈlä-mik, -ˈlō- \ adjective

First Known Use of coelom

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coelom

German, from Greek koilōma cavity, from koilos

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coelom

noun
coe·lom | \ˈsē-ləm \
plural coeloms or coelomata\si-ˈlō-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of coelom 

: 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

Other Words from coelom

coelomate \ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt \ adjective or noun
coelomic \si-ˈläm-ik, -ˈlō-mik \ adjective

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