plural -es
: 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)

Word History


New Latin, from phleb- + Greek oidēsis swelling

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“Phleboedesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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