archenteron

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


Origin:
1875–80; arch-2 + entern

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

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

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The archenteron extends across the blastocoel until its tip touches and attaches to the opposite side of the blastocoel.
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