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mesenteron

Syllabification: mes·en·ter·on
Pronunciation: /məˈzentəˌrän, məˈsent-
 
/

Definition of mesenteron in English:

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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

mesenteronic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌzentəˈränik, -ˌsent-/
adjective

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