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Body cavity


noun, plural: body cavities

(1) Any space in the body of a multicellular organism, containing the viscera or fluid

(2) The space between the outer covering or epidermis and the outer lining of the gut cavity


Animals may be categorized according to the form or presence of body cavity:

In humans and other animals, there are two major types of body cavities


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