Definition of Coelomate

1. Noun. (zoology) Any animal possessing a fluid-filled cavity within which the digestive system is suspended. ¹



2. Adjective. (zoology) Having a coelom. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) A group of animals possessing a fluid-filled cavity within which the digestive system is suspended. ¹

4. Adjective. (zoology) Having a coelom. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coelomate

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Medical Definition of Coelomate

1. A triploblastic organism which has an internal, fluid-filled body cavity which originated from the mesoderm during embryonic development. This cavity surrounds the gut, may contain various other organs, and is called a coelom. It differs from the pseudocoels of the pseudocoelomates because it is not derived from the blastocoel. The term is used to classify multicellular animals by developmental pattern. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coelomate

coeliac rickets
coeliac sprue
coeliac syndrome
coeliac trunk
coeliacs
coeliagra
coeligenous
coelioscopy
coeliotomies
coeliotomy
coelodont
coelodonts
coelogyne
coelom
coelomata
coelomate (current term)
coelomates
coelome
coelomes
coelomic
coelomic metaplasia
coelomocyte
coelomocytes
coeloms
coelophysis
coelostat
coelostats
coelurosaur
coelurosaurian

Literary usage of Coelomate

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1900)
"We have assumed that the archi-coelomate ancestor was pelagic in its habits, and with this fact in view the pelagic habits of so great a number of larva? in ..."

2. Convergence in Evolution by Arthur Willey (1911)
"Inseparable from the question of the general homology of the gut in coelomate animals is that of the general homology of the coelom or secondary body-cavity ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"When the ancestor of one of the higher Phyla was associated with the lower Phyla of the coelomate sub-grade, when further back it passed through a ..."

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