Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The coelom formed from a pocketlike outgrowth of the wall of the archenteron, especially in echinoderms and chordates.

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  • noun anatomy A perivisceral cavity which arises as an outgrowth or outgrowths from the digestive tract.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek an intestine + a hollow.

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