Definition of hemocoel
: 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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But 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.
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First Known Use of hemocoel
hemocoeleor chiefly British
Medical Definition of hemocoel
: a body cavity (as in arthropods or some mollusks) that normally contains blood and functions as part of the circulatory system
hemocoelicor chiefly British
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