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a combining form meaning “cavity,” used in the formation of compound words: coelenteron.
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Also cele-, coele-.
Origin of coel-
Combining form representing Greek koîlos hollow; akin to cave
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How to use coel- in a sentence
This king, whose name was Lles ap Coel, made his confession as early as the year 160.The Welsh and Their Literature|George Borrow
Talhaiarn was a descendant of Coel Godebog, and chaplain to Ambrosius.Old English Chronicles|Various
It has been called Coel ede wlan, or the yarn test, and under this name I will describe the process.Welsh Folk-Lore|Elias Owen
Not a very large kingdom this, but even as small as it was, King Coel did not hold it in undisputed sway.
The only child of King Coel, her doting old father had given her the finest education that Rome could offer.
British Dictionary definitions for coel-
indicating a cavity within a body or a hollow organ or partcoelacanth; coelenterate; coelenteron
Word Origin for coel-
New Latin, from Greek koilos hollow
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