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- n. Plural form of cœloma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A term used by E. R. Lankester to cover a second or higher grade or series of Metazoa, including all metazoic animals indiscriminately excepting the sponges and cœlenterates, which constitute a first or lower series of Metazoa called Cœlentera.
- [lowercase] In embryology, the diverticula or buds of the archenteron or primitive stomach, out of which a cœloma is formed after their separation from the archenteron.
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