pseudocele (plural pseudoceles)
- (biology) The body cavity of certain nematodes, which is not lined with mesothelium.
1970, Relis Bastian Brown, General Biology, page 325:
- The intestine continues digestion and absorbs and stores food, allowing some to diffuse into the pseuodcele and about the body.
1984, Paul Chester Beaver, Rodney Clifton Jung, & Eddie Wayne Cupp, Clinical parasitology, page 224:
- The body cavity is a pseudocele (i.e., it is not lined with mesothelium). All of the viscera, including the digestive system, the excretory system (primitively), and the reproductive system, are suspended in the pseudocele.