The cavity within the body of all animals higher than the coelenterates and certain primitive worms, formed by the splitting of the embryonic mesoderm into two layers. In mammals it forms the peritoneal, pleural, and pericardial cavities. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0001707 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • The cavity within the body of all animals higher than the coelenterates and certain primitive worms, formed by the splitting of the embryonic mesoderm into two layers. In mammals it forms the peritoneal, pleural, and pericardial cavities.
editor note
  • check the FMA placement here; ncit placement of body cavity here probably not correct
external definition
  • The cavity within the body of all animals higher than the coelenterates and certain primitive worms, formed by the splitting of the embryonic mesoderm into two layers. In mammals it forms the peritoneal, pleural, and pericardial cavities[BTO].
  • Anatomical space, part of the trunk that contains the pericardial and pleuroperitoneal cavities[ZFA].
has alternative id
  • UBERON:0000169
has broad synonym
  • body cavity
has exact synonym
  • coelomic cavity lumen
  • main body cavity
  • space of body compartment
  • coelomic cavity
has narrow synonym
  • ventral body cavity
has related synonym
  • coelom
  • hemocoel
  • coelome
  • celom
id
  • UBERON:0002323
taxon notes
  • In mammals it forms the peritoneal, pleural, and pericardial cavities