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or en·ter·o·coel

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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Examples from the Web for enterocoel

Historical Examples of enterocoel

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

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


enterocoel in Medicine


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