phleboedesis

noun phleb·oe·de·sis \ˌflebēˈdēsə̇s\

Definition of phleboedesis

plural

-es

  1. :  the condition of having the terminal parts of the vascular system so expanded as to largely obliterate the coelom which is replaced by a hemocoel (as in arthropods and mollusks)

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Origin and Etymology of phleboedesis

New Latin, from phleb- + Greek oidēsis swelling


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