phleboedesis

noun
phleb·​oe·​de·​sis | \ ˌflebēˈdēsə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of phleboedesis

: 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)

History and Etymology for phleboedesis

New Latin, from phleb- + Greek oidēsis swelling

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“Phleboedesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phleboedesis. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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