arch·​en·​ter·​on är-ˈken-tə-ˌrän How to pronounce archenteron (audio)
: the cavity of a gastrula forming a primitive gut

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of archenteron was in 1876

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“Archenteron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


arch·​en·​ter·​on är-ˈkent-ə-ˌrän, -rən How to pronounce archenteron (audio)
plural archentera -ə-rə How to pronounce archenteron (audio)
: the cavity of the gastrula of an embryo forming a primitive gut

called also gastrocoel

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