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  • n. A perivisceral cavity made by an invagination of an ectoderm.
  • n. epicœlia

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, same as epicœlia.
  • n. In zoology, a perivisceral cavity formed by an invagination of the ectoderm, as the atrium of an ascidian. It is also that kind of body-cavity which the vertebrates are considered to possess.

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