gastrovascular cavity
A body cavity in which functions of both digestion and circulation occur.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Gastrovascular cavity — Gastro vascular cavity, as the name indicates, functions in both digestion and the distribution of nutrients and particles to all parts of the body. Organisms belonging to two major phyla, the Cnidaria and the Platyhelminthes, possess… …   Wikipedia

  • gastrovascular cavity — the body cavity of a coelenterate, which opens to the outside at one end to form a mouth …   Medical dictionary

  • Gastrovascular — Gas tro*vas cu*lar, a. [Gastro + vascular.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having the structure, or performing the functions, both of digestive and circulatory organs; as, the gastrovascular cavity of c[oe]lenterates. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gastrovascular — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1876 functioning in both digestion and circulation < the gastrovascular cavity of a coelenterate > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gastrovascular — |ga(ˌ)strō+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary gastr + vascular : functioning in both digestion and circulation the coelenteron of a medusa serves as a gastrovascular system * * * /gas troh vas kyeuh leuhr/, adj. Zool.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gastrovascular — /gas troh vas kyeuh leuhr/, adj. Zool. serving for digestion and circulation, as a cavity. [1875 80; GASTRO + VASCULAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • gastrovascular — gas•tro•vas•cu•lar [[t]ˌgæs troʊˈvæs kyə lər[/t]] adj. Zool. zool. serving for digestion and circulation, as a cavity • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Digestion — For the industrial process, see anaerobic digestion. For the treatment of precipitates in analytical chemistry, see Precipitation (chemistry)#Digestion. Entrails redirects here. For the practice of reading entrails, see Extispicy. Digestion is… …   Wikipedia

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