coelom

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From Ancient Greek κοίλωμα (koílōma, hollow, cavity).

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coelom (plural coeloms)

  1. (zoology) A fluid-filled cavity within the body of an animal. The digestive system is suspended within the cavity, which is lined by a tissue called the peritoneum.

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