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Body cavities

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By the broadest definition, a body cavity is any fluid-filled space in a multicellular organism, other than those of vessels (such as blood vessels and lymph vessels). However, the term usually refers to the space located between an animal’s outer covering (epidermis), and the outer lining of the gut cavity, where internal organs develop. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Body parts
Abdominal cavity
Pleural cavity
Thoracic cavity

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