- having a coelom.
- a coelomate animal.
Origin of coelomate
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Word Origin and History for coelomate
1883, from Coelomata (1877), from Modern Latin neuter plural of coelomatus, from Greek koilomat- "hollow, cavity," from PIE root *kel- (see cell).
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