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noun Zoology.
  1. the body cavity of certain invertebrate metazoan animals between the body wall and the intestine, which is not lined with a mesodermal epithelium.
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Also pseu·do·cele, pseu·do·coele, pseu·do·coe·lom, pseu·do·ce·lom [soo-doh-see-luh m] /ˌsu doʊˈsi ləm/.

Origin of pseudocoel

1885–90; pseudo- + -coel
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Historical Examples of pseudocoel

  • The Hertwigs (Coelomtheorie, Jena, 1881) distinguished two kinds, the enterocoel and the pseudocoel.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3