peri·en·ter·on (per″e-enґtər-on) [peri- + enteron] the primordial embryonic cavity surrounding the viscera.

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  • Perienteron — Per i*en te*ron, n. [NL. See {Peri }, and {Enteron}.] (Anat.) The primitive perivisceral cavity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perienteron — peri·enteron …   English syllables

  • perienteron — |perē+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from peri + enteron : the space between the inner and outer gastrular walls of an embryo : the primitive body cavity distinguished from archenteron …   Useful english dictionary

  • perienteric — |perē+ adjective Etymology: in sense 1, from peri + enteric; in sense 2, from New Latin peri enteron + English ic 1. : around the intestine 2. : of or relating to the perienteron …   Useful english dictionary

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