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

Derived forms: celoms

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum

Encyclopedia: Celom