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  1. celom, coelom, celomanoun

    a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity


  1. celom

    A body cavity is any space or compartment, or potential space, in an animal body. Cavities accommodate organs and other structures; cavities as potential spaces contain fluid. The two largest human body cavities are the ventral body cavity, and the dorsal body cavity. In the dorsal body cavity the brain and spinal cord are located. The membranes that surround the central nervous system organs (the brain and the spinal cord, in the cranial and spinal cavities) are the three meninges. The differently lined spaces contain different types of fluid. In the meninges for example the fluid is cerebrospinal fluid; in the abdominal cavity the fluid contained in the peritoneum is a serous fluid. In amniotes and some invertebrates the peritoneum lines their largest body cavity called the coelom.


  1. celom

    A coelom is a fluid-filled body cavity that is located between the digestive tract and the body wall in animals. It is completely lined by tissues derived from mesoderm, the middle germ cell layer in very early embryos. The coelom offers a protective environment for the development and functioning of an animal's internal organs. The presence or absence of a coelom is crucial in classifying certain animal phyla. For instance, earthworms, humans, and birds are coelomates, possessing a coelom, while roundworms and flatworms, known as acoelomates, do not.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of celom in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of celom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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