or en·ter·o·coel

[ en-ter-uh-seel ]
/ ˈɛn tər əˌsil /

noun Anatomy.

the body cavity formed from an outpocketing of the archenteron, typical of echinoderms and chordates.

Nearby words

  1. enterocentesis,
  2. enterochromaffin cell,
  3. enterocleisis,
  4. enteroclysis,
  5. enterococcus,
  6. enterocolitis,
  7. enterocolostomy,
  8. enterocyst,
  9. enterocystocele,
  10. enterocystoma

Origin of enterocoele

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

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[ ĕntə-rō-sēl′ ]


The coelom formed from a pocketlike outgrowth of the wall of the archenteron, especially in echinoderms and chordates.

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