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gastrovascular

[gas-troh-vas-kyuh-ler] /ˌgæs troʊˈvæs kyə lər/
adjective, Zoology
1.
serving for digestion and circulation, as a cavity.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; gastro- + vascular
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Examples from the web for gastrovascular
  • The first is a gastrovascular cavity that opens at only one end.
  • All digestive-circulatory and gastrovascular cavities are linked to each of the colony members.
British Dictionary definitions for gastrovascular

gastrovascular

/ˌɡæstrəʊˈvæskjʊlə/
adjective
1.
(esp of the body cavities of coelenterates) functioning in digestion and circulation
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