coelenteron


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coelenteron

[sēlen′təron] pl. coelentera
Etymology: Gk, koilos, hollow, enteron, intestine
the digestive cavity of animals in the phylum Cnidaria, such as the hydra and the jellyfish. See also archenteron.

coelenteron

the digestive cavity in COELENTERATES which has only one opening, the mouth.

coelenteron

the digestive cavity of coelenterates. Has a single opening into which all food is taken and through which all waste products are ejected.
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Virtually all zooxanthellate cnidarians appear to expel some of their symbiotic dinoflagellates from their coelenteron on a daily basis (e.
After incubation, the anemones were rinsed thoroughly with non-la-belled seawater, making sure that seawater retained in the coelenteron was also expelled.
For the phagocytosis experiments, the filaments were mixed with about 3 ml of homologous fluid drained from the coelenteron and vigorously pipetted to dissociate the amoebocytes.