archenteron

noun
arch·​en·​ter·​on | \ är-ˈken-tə-ˌrän How to pronounce archenteron (audio) , -rən \

Definition of archenteron

: the cavity of a gastrula forming a primitive gut

First Known Use of archenteron

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for archenteron

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“Archenteron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archenteron. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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archenteron

noun
arch·​en·​ter·​on | \ är-ˈkent-ə-ˌrän, -rən How to pronounce archenteron (audio) \
plural archentera\ -​ə-​rə How to pronounce archentera (audio) \

Medical Definition of archenteron

: the cavity of the gastrula of an embryo forming a primitive gut

called also gastrocoel

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