pseudocoelom

noun

pseu·​do·​coe·​lom ˌsü-də-ˈsē-ləm How to pronounce pseudocoelom (audio)
variants or pseudocoel
plural pseudocoeloms or pseudocoels
: a body cavity that is not a product of gastrulation and is not lined with a well-defined mesodermal membrane

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pseudocoelom was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Pseudocoelom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudocoelom. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pseudocoelom

noun
pseu·​do·​coe·​lom ˌsüd-ə-​ˈsē-​ləm How to pronounce pseudocoelom (audio)
variants or pseudocoel also pseudocele or pseudocoele
: a body cavity (as in various worms) that is not the product of gastrulation and is not lined with a well-defined mesodermal membrane
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