An animal that lacks a coelom. Acoelomates, which include flatworms and tapeworms, exhibit bilateral symmetry and have no body cavity between the gut and the epidermis.
Origin of acoelomateNew Latin Acoelōmata group name a- 1Greek koilōma koilōmat- cavity ; see coelom .
- (zoology) Having no coelom.
a- +"Ž coelomate