from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See coelom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cavity within the body of animals which contains the viscera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The 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.


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