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archenteron

[ahr-ken-tuh-ron]
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noun, plural arch·en·ter·a [ahr-ken-ter-uh] /ɑrˈkɛn tər ə/. Embryology.
  1. the primitive enteron or digestive cavity of a gastrula.

Origin of archenteron

1875–80; arch-2 + enteron
Also called primitive gut.
Related formsarch·en·ter·ic [ahr-kuh n-ter-ik] /ˌɑr kənˈtɛr ɪk/, adjective

primitive gut

noun
  1. archenteron.
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British Dictionary definitions for primitive gut

archenteron

noun
  1. the cavity within an embryo at the gastrula stage of development that eventually becomes the digestive cavity
Derived Formsarchenteric (ˌɑːkənˈtɛrɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Greek arkhē beginning + enteron intestine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

primitive gut in Medicine

archenteron

([object Object])
n.
  1. gastrocele

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