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haemocoel or (US) hemocoel (ˈhiːməˌsiːl)
the body cavity of many invertebrates, including arthropods and molluscs, developed from part of the blood system
[C19: from haemo- + New Latin coel, from Greek koilos hollow]
hemocoel or (US) hemocoel
[C19: from haemo- + New Latin coel, from Greek koilos hollow]

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