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Medical Term:

body cavity


the collective visceral cavity of the trunk (thoracic cavity plus abdominopelvic cavity), bounded by the superior thoracic aperture above, the pelvic floor below, and the body walls (parietes) in between.

Synonym(s): celom2, celoma, coelom1

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