hemocoel
noun Date: 1839 a body cavity (as in arthropods or some mollusks) that contains blood or hemolymph and functions as part of the circulatory system

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  • Hemocoel — A hemocoel is a cavity or series of spaces between the organs of organisms with open circulatory systems, like most arthropods and mollusks. A combination of blood, lymph, and interstitial fluid called hemolymph circulates through the… …   Wikipedia

  • hemocoel — См. haemocoele …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hemocoel — /hee meuh seel , hem euh /, n. Anat. a series of interconnected spaces between tissues and organs through which blood flows freely, unconfined by veins or arteries, occurring in several invertebrate groups, esp. mollusks and arthropods. [1830 40; …   Universalium

  • hemocoel — noun The system of cavities between the organs of arthropods and mollusks through which the blood circulates …   Wiktionary

  • hemocoel — Lacunar system extending throughout much of body, filled by blood [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Lacunar system extending throughout much of body, filled with blood [McLaughlin, 1980]. The extensive spaces of an arthropod s body through which… …   Crustacea glossary

  • hemocoel — he·mo·coel also he·mo·coele or chiefly Brit hae·mo·coele hē mə .sēl n a body cavity (as in arthropods or some mollusks) that normally contains blood and functions as part of the circulatory system he·mo·coel·ic or chiefly Brit hae·mo·coel·ic .hē… …   Medical dictionary

  • hemocoel — he·mo·coel …   English syllables

  • hemocoel — he•mo•coel [[t]ˈhi məˌsil[/t]] n. anat. a series of interconnected open tissue spaces through which blood circulates, occurring in several invertebrate groups, esp. mollusks and arthropods • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • hemocoel — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mollusca — Temporal range: Cambrian–Recent …   Wikipedia

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