plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Enterocoela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Enterocoela. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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