• synonyms

body cavity

  1. the internal cavity of any multicellular animal that contains the digestive tract, heart, kidneys, etc. In vertebrates it develops from the coelom
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Historical Examples of body cavity

  • But no plague bacillus has been found in the body-cavity or in the salivary glands.

    The Flea

    Harold Russell

  • In the former the actual openings into the body-cavity are not visible.

  • These two cavities are the only parts of the body-cavity within the head which unite ventrally.

  • Separate the lobes of the liver and note, beneath, the long convoluted tube which fills most of the body-cavity.

  • From the free ends of these cells, the ends which are next to the body-cavity, project pseudopods or flagella.