en·tero·coel·om·ate (en″tər-o-sēlґo-māt) 1. having an enterocoele. 2. any of a group of animals, such as echinoderms and chordates, having a body cavity (enterocoele) derived from the archenteron.

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  • enterocoelomate — ▪ animal  any animal in which the mesoderm lined body cavity (coelom) arises in the embryonic stage as an outpocketing of the developing gut (enteron). This form of development, found in echinoderms (echinoderm) (e.g., starfishes, sea urchins)… …   Universalium

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