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celom

[see-luh m]
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noun, plural ce·loms, ce·lo·ma·ta [si-loh-muh-tuh] /sɪˈloʊ mə tə/.
  1. coelom.
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coelom

or coe·lome ce·lom

[see-luh m]
noun, plural coe·loms, coe·lo·ma·ta [si-loh-muh-tuh] /sɪˈloʊ mə tə/. Zoology.
  1. the body cavity of higher metazoans, between the body wall and intestine, lined with a mesodermal epithelium.
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Origin of coelom

1875–80; < Greek koílōma cavity, equivalent to koilō-, variant stem of koiloûn to hollow out (verbal derivative of koîlos hollow) + -ma noun suffix denoting result
Related formscoe·lom·ic [si-lom-ik, -loh-mik] /sɪˈlɒm ɪk, -ˈloʊ mɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for celom

celom

noun
  1. a less frequent US spelling of coelom
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coelom

esp US celom

noun
  1. the body cavity of many multicellular animals, situated in the mesoderm and containing the digestive tract and other visceral organs
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Derived Formscoelomic or esp US celomic (sɪˈlɒmɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Greek koilōma cavity, from koilos hollow; see coel-
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

celom in Medicine

celom

(sēləm)
n.
  1. Variant ofcoelom
Related formsce•lomic (-lŏmĭk) adj.

coelom

n.
  1. The cavity formed by the splitting of the embryonic mesoderm into two layers; in mammals it then forms into the peritoneal, pleural, and pericardial cavities.
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celom in Science

coelom

[sēləm]
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