rhynchocoel

noun

rhyn·​cho·​coel
variants or less commonly rhynchocoele
ˈriŋkōˌsēl
or rhynchocoelom or rhynchocoelome
¦riŋkō+
plural -s
: a tubular cavity that holds the introverted proboscis of a nemertean worm and is sometimes considered homologous with the coelom

Word History

Etymology

rhynch- + -coel, -coele or coelom, coelome

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“Rhynchocoel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhynchocoel. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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