a combining form meaning “cavity,” used in the formation of compound words: coelenteron.
CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?
Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
Also cele-, coele-.
Origin of coel-
combining form representing Greek koîlos hollow; akin to cave
Words nearby coel-
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
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
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