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epicoele

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

epi- + Ancient Greek a hollow.

NounEdit

epicoele (plural not attested)

  1. (anatomy) A cavity formed by the invagination of the outer wall of the body, as the atrium of an amphioxus and possibly the body cavity of vertebrates.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.