archenteron[är ken′tər än′]
archenteron definition by Webster's New World
the cavity at the center of an embryo in the gastrula stage of development, forming a primitive digestive tract
Origin: arch- plush Classical Greek enteron, intestine
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- archenteric adjective
archenteron definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The central cavity of the gastrula, which ultimately becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity.
- arˌchen·terˈic adjective
archenteron - Medical Definition