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  • proper noun A taxonomic order within the class Turbellariamarine flatworms that lack a digestive tract and coelomic cavity.


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  • The food passes through the mouth directly into this digestive medullary substance, in which we do not generally see any permanent gut-cavity (it may have entirely collapsed); hence these primitive Platodes have been called Acoela

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • Aphanostomum Langii (Haeckel), a primitive worm of the platodaria class, of the order of Cryptocoela or Acoela.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • In this study, we wanted to examine if Acoela possess a neoblast-like stem cell system that is responsible for development, growth, homeostasis and regeneration.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Traditionally, Acoela were seen as an early branching clade within the Platyhelminthes, but became recently positioned at the base of the Bilateria.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles


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