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What is a proper definition of coelom.Explain in brief?

Asked by mehrotradeepa30 30th May 2017, 8:13 PM
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Body cavity or coelom is a fluid-filled cavity present between the body wall and the digestive tract. It is lined with mesoderm. All the internal organs are suspended in the coelom.

Significance of coelom:

  • Acts as a shock absorber and protects the internal organs from shocks.
  • Acts as a hydraulic skeleton and helps soft-bodies and segmented animals in burrowing and locomotion.
  • Provides space where body organs remain suspend and better compartmentalised.
  • Provides medium for circulation, transporting food, gases and nitrogenous wastes.
  • Allows temporary storage of wastes.
Answered by Expert 31st May 2017, 12:58 PM
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