: a body cavity (as in arthropods or some mollusks) that contains blood or hemolymph and functions as part of the circulatory system
Examples of hemocoel in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBut the digestive system—which is unusually extensive in sea spiders, running down each leg—was contracting in waves, moving food in the gut as well as blood in the surrounding hemocoel cavity, the spider equivalent of veins and arteries.
Katie Langin, Science | AAAS, 10 July 2017
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