acoelomate

[ ey-see-luh-meyt, ey-see-loh-mit ]
/ eɪˈsi ləˌmeɪt, ˌeɪ siˈloʊ mɪt /
Zoology

adjective

Also a·coe·lom·a·tous [ey-see-lom-uh-tuh s, -loh-muh-] /ˌeɪ siˈlɒm ə təs, -ˈloʊ mə-/, a·coe·lo·mous. having no coelum.

noun

any organism that lacks a cavity between the body wall and the digestive tract, including the flatworms, nemertines, and sea anemones.

Nearby words

  1. acnegenic,
  2. acnemia,
  3. acnode,
  4. acoasm,
  5. acock,
  6. acoelous,
  7. acoenaesthesia,
  8. acol,
  9. acold,
  10. acolyte

Origin of acoelomate

First recorded in 1875–80; a-6 + coelomate

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