epicoelia

noun

epi·​coelia
¦epə̇,
¦epē+
variants or less commonly epicoele or epicele
ˈepəˌsēl
plural epicoeliae also epicoeles or epiceles
: the cavity of the metencephalon : the anterior part of the 4th ventricle of the brain

Word History

Etymology

epicoelia, New Latin, from epi- + coelia; epicoele, epicele from epi- + -coele, -cele

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“Epicoelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicoelia. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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