mantle cavity

mantle cavity
Specialized cavity found in certain mollusks, brachiopods and crustaceans lined with epidermis and usually exposed to sea or fresh water, or air, due to habitat; may or may not contain part of the viscera; pallial chamber or cavity; mantle chamber.

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