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The central gastric cavity of a coelenterate.
- ‘The anthozoans are diploblastic animals developing from two epithelial germ cell layers: the ectoderm, facing the seawater, and the endoderm, facing the gastrovascular cavity or coelenteron.’
- ‘This means they have just one opening into the coelenteron which serves as both a mouth and an anus.’
- ‘Water entering the coelenteron through the mouth leaves the body through the pores.’
- ‘In response to vigorous stimuli the longitudinal muscles contract and the mouth opens, forcing the water out of the coelenteron and flattening the sea anemone against the bottom.’
- ‘The oral tentacles then pass the paralysed prey to the mouth and into the coelenteron for digestion.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.