- serving for digestion and circulation, as a cavity.
Origin of gastrovascular
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The archenteron becomes the gastrovascular system or coelenteron.
Thus the disposition of the endoderm-cavities is roughly comparable to the gastrovascular system of a medusa.
- (esp of the body cavities of coelenterates) functioning in digestion and circulation
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