acoelomate


acoelomate
acoe·lo·mate (')ā-'sē-lə-.māt n an invertebrate lacking a coelom esp one belonging to the group comprising the flatworms and nemerteans (class Nemertea or Nemertinea) and characterized by bilateral symmetry and a digestive cavity that is the only internal cavity
acoelomate adj

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acoe·lom·ate (a-seґlə-māt) lacking a body cavity. an animal lacking a body cavity, as the platyhelminths.

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  • acoelomate — n. m. ZOOL Animal dépourvu de coelome. Ant. coelomate …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • acoelomate — noun Date: circa 1889 an invertebrate lacking a coelom; especially one belonging to the group comprising the flatworms and nemerteans and characterized by bilateral symmetry and a digestive cavity that is the only internal cavity • acoelomate… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acoelomate — Animal without a coelom. The Acoelomate Phyla include sponges, coelenterates and lower worms such as nematodes and platyhelminths …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • acoelomate — См. acelomate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acoelomate — /ay see leuh mayt , ay see loh mit/, Zool. adj. 1. Also, acoelomatous /ay see lom euh teuhs, loh meuh /, acoelomous. having no coelum. n. 2. any organism that lacks a cavity between the body wall and the digestive tract, including the flatworms,… …   Universalium

  • acoelomate — 1. noun Any animal without a coelom. 2. adjective Having a coelom …   Wiktionary

  • acoelomate — acoe·lom·ate …   English syllables

  • acoelomate — a•coe•lo•mate [[t]eɪˈsi ləˌmeɪt, ˌeɪ siˈloʊ mɪt[/t]] adj. 1) zool. lacking a body cavity or coelom 2) ivt zool. any organism that lacks a cavity between the body wall and the digestive tract, as the flatworms, nemerteans, and jellyfishes •… …   From formal English to slang

  • acoelomate — /eɪˈsiləmeɪt/ (say ay seeluhmayt) adjective having no coelom …   Australian English dictionary

  • acoelomate — …   Useful english dictionary