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pseudocoel

(so͞o′də-sēl′) also

pseudocoelom

(so͞o′də-sē′ləm)
n.
The fluid-filled body cavity of certain invertebrates, such as nematodes and rotifers, that is derived from the blastocoel and, unlike a coelom, is not completely lined with mesodermal cells.
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The pseudocoelom, which is the body cavity of the nematode, provides the turgor-hydrostatic pressure for the animal as a whole, functions as a lubricant between tissues, and provides a medium for intercellular signaling and nutrient transport [20].
Nematode larvae were [approximately equal to]100 [micro]m in diameter and had a cuticle, pseudocoelom, coelomyarian musculature, large lateral cords, lateral alae, and a digestive tract.
Lysosomal and pseudocoelom routing protects Caenorhabditis elegans from ricin toxicity.