gastrovascular
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1876 functioning in both digestion and circulation <
the gastrovascular cavity of a coelenterate
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  • 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 — adj. 2 g. Relativo ao tubo digestivo e aos vasos …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • gastrovascular — adj. Zool. Se dice de la única cavidad del cuerpo de los celentéreos, en la cual se efectúa la digestión de los alimentos que han entrado en ella por una boca rodeada de varios tentáculos …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • gastrovascular — [gas΄trō vas′kyo͞o lər] adj. Zool. having both a digestive and a circulatory function …   English World dictionary

  • gastrovascular — ► adjetivo ZOOLOGÍA Se aplica a la cavidad de los animales celentéreos en la que se realiza la digestión de los alimentos. * * * gastrovascular. adj. Zool. Se dice de la única cavidad del cuerpo de los celentéreos, en la cual se efectúa la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • 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 — adjective That has both a digestive and a circulatory function …   Wiktionary

  • gastrovascular — gas·tro·vascular …   English syllables

  • 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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