cele-

coel-

a combining form meaning “cavity,” used in the formation of compound words: coelenteron.
Also, cele-, coele-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek koîlos hollow; akin to cave

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coel-
 
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indicating a cavity within a body or a hollow organ or part: coelacanth; coelenterate; coelenteron
 
[New Latin, from Greek koilos hollow]

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