acoelomate


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acoelomate

[ā′sēl·ə‚māt]
(zoology)
Pertaining to an animal that lacks a coelom.
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The Invertebrates: Platyhelminthes and Rhynchocoela, the Acoelomate Bilateria, Vol.
The development of muscle patterns in soft-bodied bilaterian animals is not well understood, with most recent information coming from investigations of acoelomate flatworms (2, 3) and the medicinal leech, a derived annelid (4, 5).
1998) used the character pseudocoelomate in their analysis, although all gastrotrichs are acoelomate.