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Visceral cavity


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Visceral cavity (Anat) the ventral cavity of a vertebrate, which contains the alimentary canal, as distinguished from the dorsal, or cerebro-spinal, canal.
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In literature:

The anterior or outer wall of the cavity is formed by the mantle; the posterior, inner, or visceral wall by a delicate membrane.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
The pleuro-peritoneal cavity is first distinctly formed at a time when only two visceral clefts are present.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour