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- n. A coelom, in some invertebrates, formed from the wall of the archenteron
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They form the walls of a new cavity, the enterocoel, which is to be regarded as a nipped-off diverticulum of the archenteron.
Immediately after this I put forward the theory of the uniformity of origin of the coelom as an enterocoel (_Quart.
Sci. _, vol. xv., p. 52) Huxley proposed to distinguish three kinds of body-cavity: the schizocoel, formed by the splitting of the mesoblast, as in the chick's blastoderm; the enterocoel, formed by pouching of the archenteron, as in Echinoderms,