2. Adjective. (zoology) Having no coelom. ¹
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Definition of Acoelomate
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Medical Definition of Acoelomate
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1. Foundations of Biology by Lorande Loss Woodruff (1922)
"ABSORPTION. The passage of nutritive and other fluids into living cells. acoelomate. Not possessing a coelom, or body cavity. Eg, Hydra. ACQUIRED CHARACTER. ..."
2. Lessons in Elementary Biology by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1900)
"... (triploblastic but acoelomate) 268 32. Mosses. Cell-differentiation very slight, but the type necessary to lead up to ferns : sclerenchyma and axial ..."
3. An Introduction to Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1910)
"... a. kro'ma tin (Gr. a, without ; chroma, color), the non-staining substance of the nucleus. acoelomate, a se'lomat (Gr. a, without ; koilos, hollow), ..."
4. An Elementary Course of Practical Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Newton Parker (1900)
"102 and 108), which, as in other Vertebrates, is confined to the trunk, both head and tail being, in the adult, acoelomate. The cavity is divisible into two ..."
5. Comparative Anatomy and Physiology by Francis Jeffrey Bell (1885)
"The acoelomate Metazoa are the sponges (Pori- fera), and the great group to which belong hydra, the jelly-fishes, and the sea-anemones ..."
6. The Copepodologist's Cabinet: A Biographical and Bibliographical History by David M. Damkaer (2002)
"The acoelomate Bilateria. New York: McGraw-Hill, vii + 550 pp. Illg, Paul L. 1955. "Proposed Designation, under the Plenary Powers, for the Generic Name ..."