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

main body cavity

coelomic cavity lumen

coelomic cavity

space of body compartment

has narrow synonym

ventral body cavity

has related synonym

coelome

hemocoel

coelom

celom

id

UBERON:0002323

taxon notes

In mammals it forms the peritoneal, pleural, and pericardial cavities