Hemocoel

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 hemocoel.

The term is also used to describe the space in the connective tissue compartment derived from the embryonic blastocoel with contributions from mesoderm, filled with blood.


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  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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