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enterocoele

or en·ter·o·coel

[en-ter-uh-seel]
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noun Anatomy.
  1. the body cavity formed from an outpocketing of the archenteron, typical of echinoderms and chordates.
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Origin of enterocoele

First recorded in 1875–80; entero- + -coele
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Historical Examples

  • The Hertwigs (Coelomtheorie, Jena, 1881) distinguished two kinds, the enterocoel and the pseudocoel.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3

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enterocoel in Medicine

enterocoele

(ĕntə-rō-sēl′)
n.
  1. The coelom formed from a pocketlike outgrowth of the wall of the archenteron, especially in echinoderms and chordates.
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