Definition of mesenteron in English:

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mesenteron

Pronunciation: /məˈzentəˌrän/ Pronunciation: /məˈsent-/

noun

Zoology
The middle section of the intestine, especially in an embryo or in an arthropod.
Example sentences
  • The pyloric valvule will separate the mesenteron from the proctodaeum making the final section of the intestine.
  • It regulates the flow of material from the mesenteron to the proctodeum.
  • The mesenteron and Malpighian tubules are generally responsible for detoxification by accumulation of ingested metal salts in insects.

Derivatives

mesenteronic

Pronunciation: /-ˌzentəˈränik/ Pronunciation: /-ˌsent-/
adjective

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek mesos 'middle' + enteron 'intestine'.

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Syllabification: mes·en·ter·on

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