water-vascular system
noun Date: 1870 a system of canals in echinoderms containing a circulating watery fluid that is used for the movement of the tentacles and tube feet

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  • Water vascular system — Vascular Vas cu*lar, a. [L. vasculum a small vessel, dim. of vas vessel: cf. F. vasculaire. See {Vase}, and cf. Vessel.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) (a) Consisting of, or containing, vessels as an essential part of a structure; full of vessels;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water-vascular system — [wôt′ərvas′kyə lər] n. in echinoderms, a system of closed tubes and ducts filled with sea water containing some protein, and functioning variously, as in locomotion, food gathering, clinging, and respiration …   English World dictionary

  • Water vascular system — The water vascular system is a hydraulic system used by echinoderms, such as starfish and sea urchins, for locomotion, food and waste transportation, and respirationcite book | first = Eldra | last = Solomon| coauthors = Linda Berg, Diana Martin… …   Wikipedia

  • water vascular system — noun system of fluid filled tubes used by echinoderms in locomotion and feeding and respiration • Hypernyms: ↑vascular system • Part Holonyms: ↑echinoderm …   Useful english dictionary

  • water vascular system — (ECHINODERMATA) A unique system comprised of tube like body wall appendages (tube feet), and a system of canals derived from the coelom …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • water-vascular system — /waw teuhr vas kyeuh leuhr, wot euhr /, Zool. a system of closed, fluid filled tubes and ducts of echinoderms used in clinging, locomotion, feeding, and respiration. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • water-vascular system — noun : a system of vessels in echinoderms containing a watery fluid that is analogous to blood, is used for the movement of tentacles and tube feet, and may also function in excretion and respiration …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vascular system — Vascular Vas cu*lar, a. [L. vasculum a small vessel, dim. of vas vessel: cf. F. vasculaire. See {Vase}, and cf. Vessel.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) (a) Consisting of, or containing, vessels as an essential part of a structure; full of vessels;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vascular system — noun the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant • Hypernyms: ↑system • Hyponyms: ↑water vascular system, ↑portal system, ↑lymphatic system, ↑systema lymphaticum,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-vascular — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or made up of vessels that in many invertebrates contain a watery fluid see water vascular system * * * waˈter vasˈcular adjective 1. Relating to vessels in certain invertebrates which contain a …   Useful english dictionary

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