coelenteron

[ si-len-tuh-ron ]
/ sɪˈlɛn təˌrɒn /

noun, plural coe·len·ter·a [si-len-ter-uh] /sɪˈlɛn tər ə/. Zoology.

the body cavity of a coelenterate.

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Origin of coelenteron

First recorded in 1890–95; coel- + enteron
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British Dictionary definitions for coelenteron

coelenteron
/ (sɪˈlɛntəˌrɒn) /

noun plural -tera (-tərə)

the simple saclike body cavity of a coelenterate
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