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Pronunciation: su'do-se'lom

Definition: A partial or false celom, typical of Nematoda (roundworms) and related phyla, in which the body cavity is lined by mesoderm along only one surface (hypodermis, under the cuticular body wall).

[pseudo- + G. koiloma, hollow]

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