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 (sĭ-lĕn′tə-rŏn′, -tər-ən)
n. pl. coe·len·te·ra (-tər-ə)
The saclike gastrovascular cavity of a cnidarian or a ctenophore.

[New Latin : Greek koilos, hollow; see -coel + enteron.]


n, pl -tera (-tərə)
(Zoology) the simple saclike body cavity of a coelenterate


(sɪˈlɛn təˌrɒn)

n., pl. -ter•a (-tər ə)
the body cavity of a coelenterate.
[1890–95; coel- + enteron]
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Noun1.coelenteron - the saclike body cavity of a coelenterate
cnidarian, coelenterate - radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal