body cavity

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body cavity

n.
1. See coelom.
2. Any of the cavities of the body that adjoin external orifices, such as the mouth or rectum.
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body cavity

n
(Anatomy) the internal cavity of any multicellular animal that contains the digestive tract, heart, kidneys, etc. In vertebrates it develops from the coelom
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