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a.1.(Zool.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a schizocœle.
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One of these differences was unexpected and especially striking: in Branchiostoma, the two most anterior body cavities (the preoral pit and the rostral coelom) originate by enterocoely, whereas in Asymmetron, their likely homologs arise by schizocoely. At present, the significance of these new findings is obscured by uncertainty about whether characters in the genus Asymmetron are more likely to be primitive or derived within the cephalochordates.
Subsequently, in the hatchet-shaped embryo, the rostral coelom opens up, evidently by schizocoely, in the cell cluster anterior to the pharynx.
Segments develop sequentially from pockets of mesoderm, which form new coelomic compartments through schizocoely, along with continued elongation of the epiderm.
cordatus is apparently formed by schizocoely, similar to the schizocoely described in Heliocidaris erythrogramma by Williams and Anderson (1975).