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the central cavity that is the provisional gut in the gastrula; the primordial digestive cavity of the embryo.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a flat sheet of intraembryonic endoderm that will change into a tubular gut due to the folding of embryonic body-head, tail, and lateral body folds.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
The central cavity of the gastrula, which ultimately becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity.
ar′chen·ter′ic (är′kĕn-tĕr′ĭk) adj.
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archenteronThe embryonic digestive tract.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
archenteronthat part of the developing embryo of animals (BLASTULA) formed by an invagination of MESODERM and ENDODERM cells into the blastocoel which ultimately forms the gut. The archenteron opens to the exterior via the blastopore.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005