or coe·lome ce·lom
noun, plural coe·loms, coe·lo·ma·ta [si-loh-muh-tuh] /sɪˈloʊ mə tə/. Zoology.
Origin of coelom
Related formscoe·lom·ic [si-lom-ik, -loh-mik] /sɪˈlɒm ɪk, -ˈloʊ mɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for coelom
After the pericardium and pleurae have been separated off the remainder of the coelom becomes the peritoneum.
Several forms of cells float freely in the fluid of the coelom.
Its cavity also is at first independent of the coelom though later invaded by the latter.
In others, it lies in the coelom, often surrounded by a special and occasionally rather thick sheath.
When the pus escapes from the tubes into the coelom it sets up pelvic peritonitis.