Definition of coelomate in US English:


(also celomate)

adjective & noun

  • See coelom

    • ‘Such a radical change in the mitochondrial gene arrangement within a closely related taxon has never been observed in other coelomate phyla.’
    • ‘This animal would have to be relatively large since the coelomate condition cannot have evolved in a tiny animal.’
    • ‘They first evolved in the earlier Cambrian period, as part of the great radiation of coelomate animals that occurred at that time.’
    • ‘The genes have an arrangement relatable to those of coelomate metazoans, but not to those of secernentean nematodes.’
    • ‘Schizocoelous mesoderm formation in coelomate spiralians also makes use of individual cell immigration during its early phase.’