coelenteron

noun
coe·​len·​ter·​on | \ si-ˈlen-tə-ˌrän How to pronounce coelenteron (audio) , -rən \
plural coelentera\ si-​ˈlen-​tə-​rə How to pronounce coelenteron (audio) \

Definition of coelenteron

: the internal cavity of a cnidarian

First Known Use of coelenteron

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coelenteron

New Latin, from Greek koilos + enteron

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The first known use of coelenteron was in 1885

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“Coelenteron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coelenteron. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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