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enterocoele

Syllabification: en·ter·o·coele
Pronunciation: /ˈen(t)ərōˌsēl
 
/
(also enterocoel)

Definition of enterocoele in English:

noun

Zoology
A coelom or coelomic cavity developed from the wall of the archenteron in some invertebrates.

Derivatives

enterocoelic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌentərōˈsēlik/
adjective

enterocoely

2
Pronunciation: /-ˌsēlē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Shortly later, a somitocoel forms in each somite by schizocoely (enterocoely is encountered mostly in animals that form few coelomic sacs and do not show posterior growth).
  • According to this view, coelom ontogeneses can be divided in two different ways: enterocoely (pouches forming out of the archenteron wall) in the deuterostomes and schizocoely (hollowing of mesodermal blocks) in the protostomes.

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