body wall
noun Date: 1862 the external surface of the animal body consisting of ectoderm and mesoderm and enclosing the body cavity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • body wall — 1. The integument, the outer layer of many invertebrates, comprising the epidermis (hypodermis) and the cuticle. 2. (BRYOZOA) The wall enclosing the body cavity of a colony and its parts. 3. (ECHIURA) The dermal, glandular, muscular and… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • limb–body wall complex — a lethal sequence caused by early amnion rupture in utero, so that the fetus has abdominal wall defects with evisceration, neural tube defects, scoliosis, and limb anomalies. Called also body stalk anomaly …   Medical dictionary

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  • Body cavity — Picture of Human body cavities dorsal body cavity to the left and ventral body cavity to the right. By the broadest definition, a body cavity is any fluid filled space in a multicellular organism. However, the term usually refers to the space… …   Wikipedia

  • body cavity — noun : a cavity within an animal body; specifically : the more of less complete space intervening in all higher animals between the body wall and the digestive tract and in mammals and birds divided by the diaphragm into an anterior thoracic… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • body stalk anomaly — limb–body wall complex …   Medical dictionary

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