pseudocoelomate

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pseudocoelomate Describing any invertebrate animal whose body cavity is a pseudocoel, a cavity between the gut and the outer body wall derived from a persistent blastocoel (see blastula), rather than a true coelom. Pseudocoelomate animals include the Rotifera and Nematoda.

pseudocoelomate

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pseudocoelomate Applied to animals that possess a pseudocoelom (e.g. Nematoda).