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archenteron

[ahr-ken-tuh-ron] /ɑrˈkɛn təˌrɒn/
noun, plural archentera
[ahr-ken-ter-uh] /ɑrˈkɛn tər ə/ (Show IPA).
Embryology
1.
the primitive enteron or digestive cavity of a gastrula.
Also called primitive gut.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; arch-2 + entern
Related forms
archenteric
[ahr-kuh n-ter-ik] /ˌɑr kənˈtɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for archenteric

archenteron

/ɑːˈkɛntəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
the cavity within an embryo at the gastrula stage of development that eventually becomes the digestive cavity
Derived Forms
archenteric (ˌɑːkənˈtɛrɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek arkhē beginning + enteron intestine
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archenteric in Medicine

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

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