Definition of enterocoel in English:

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enterocoel

Pronunciation: /ˈɛntərəʊˌsiːl/

noun

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

Derivatives

enterocoelic

adjective

enterocoely

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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