n. [Gr. koilos, hollow; enteron, intestine]
The single cavity, or sole body space of a coelenterate, serving as a stomach and excretory organ, and by outgrowths, as a primitive vascular system.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Coelenteron — vgl. Zölenteron …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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  • coelenteron — noun (plural coelentera) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek koilos + enteron Date: 1885 the internal cavity of a coelenterate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coelenteron — /si len teuh ron /, n., pl. coelentera / teuhr euh/. Zool. the body cavity of a coelenterate. [1890 95; COEL + ENTERON] * * * …   Universalium

  • coelenteron — n. (Zoology) body cavity of coelenterates (aquatic invertebrates, i.e. jellyfishes, sea anemones, corals, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coelenteron — coe·len·ter·on …   English syllables

  • coelenteron — coe•len•ter•on [[t]sɪˈlɛn təˌrɒn[/t]] n. pl. ter•a [[t] tər ə[/t]] zool. the body cavity of a coelenterate • Etymology: 1890–95; coel +enteron …   From formal English to slang

  • coelenteron — /səˈlɛntərɒn/ (say suh lentuhron) noun (plural coelentera /səˈlɛntərə/ (say suh lentuhruh)) the body cavity of a coelenterate. {coel (combining form representing Greek koilos hollow) + Greek enteron intestine} …  

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