plural noun
En·​ter·​o·​coe·​la | \ ˌentərōˈsēlə \

Definition of Enterocoela

in some classifications
: a group comprising all the invertebrate animals (as echinoderms and coelenterates) in which the sole bodily cavity is the digestive cavity — compare coelomata, pseudocoelomata , enterocoele

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Enterocoela

New Latin, from enter- + -coela (from Greek koilos hollow)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Enterocoela

Statistics for Enterocoela

Cite this Entry

“Enterocoela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Enterocoela. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!