coelenteron


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coelenteron

[sə′len·tə‚rän]
(invertebrate zoology)
The internal cavity of cnidarians.
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Contraction may be a means of producing a low oxygen concentration in the coelenteron, resulting in lower metabolic rates and in savings of energy or carbon regardless of the external oxygen level (Sebens, 1987b).
Each wash consisted of adding fresh FSW, irrigating the coelenteron with a Pasteur pipette, and then waiting 3 mm before changing the water again.
The circular form is donut-shaped with a hole where the coelenteron extends up each tentacle (Fig.