American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See coelom.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology, the general or common cavity of the body, as distinguished from special cavities, or those of particular organs; the cœlom or cœloma. In vertebrates the body-cavity is formed by the splitting of the mesoblast into its somatopleural and splanchnopleural layers, and consists of the cavities of the thorax, abdomen (divided or not by a diaphragm), and pelvis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) the space between the walls of the body and the inclosed viscera; the cælum; -- in mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and abdominal cavities.
- n. the cœlum. See under Body.
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