coelom

noun coe·lom \ ˈsē-ləm \

Definition of coelom

plural coeloms or coelomata play \si-ˈlō-mə-tə\
:the usually epithelium-lined space between the body wall and the digestive tract of metazoans above the lower worms

coelomate

play \ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt\ adjective or noun

coelomic

play \si-ˈlä-mik, -ˈlō-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of coelom

German, from Greek koilōma cavity, from koilos


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coelom

noun coe·lom \ ˈsē-ləm \

medical Definition of coelom

plural coeloms or coelomata play \si-ˈlō-mət-ə\
: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

coelomate

play \ˈsē-lə-ˌmāt\ adjective or noun

coelomic

play \si-ˈläm-ik, -ˈlō-mik\ adjective

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