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Noun: coelom (coeloms,coelomata)  see-lum
  1. A cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
    - celom [US], celoma [US, non-standard]

Derived forms: coelomata, coeloms

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum

Encyclopedia: Coelom