arch entera


noun, plural archentera [ahr-ken-ter-uh] . Embryology.
the primitive enteron or digestive cavity of a gastrula.
Also called primitive gut.

1875–80; arch-2 + entern

archenteric [ahr-kuhn-ter-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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archenteron (ɑːˈkɛntəˌrɒn)
the cavity within an embryo at the gastrula stage of development that eventually becomes the digestive cavity
[C19: from Greek arkhē beginning + enteron intestine]

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archenteron ar·chen·ter·on (är-kěn'tə-rŏn', -tər-ən)
See gastrocele.

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