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[Gr. koiloma, a cavity] The fluid-filled cavity in an embryo that forms in the mesoderm as a coalescence of outpouchings of the endoderm. In humans, the coelom develops into the pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial cavities. These fluid-filled cavities are enclosed sacs lined by mesodermal cells that are specialized to transport fluid into and out of the cavity. Organs, e.g., heart, lungs, digestive tract, and liver, protrude into the coelomic cavity, where the surrounding fluid partially isolates them from outside forces. SYN: SEE: body cavity
Venes, Donald, editor. "Coelom." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/739194/0/coelom.
Coelom. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/739194/0/coelom. Accessed December 10, 2019.
Coelom. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/739194/0/coelom
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