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hemocoel

[hee-muh-seel, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌsil, ˈhɛm ə-/
noun, Anatomy
1.
a series of interconnected spaces between tissues and organs through which blood flows freely, unconfined by veins or arteries, occurring in several invertebrate groups, especially mollusks and arthropods.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; hemo- + -coel
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  • After ingestion, the microfilariae migrate from the midge's midgut through the hemocoel to the thoracic muscles of the arthropod.
  • After ingestion, the microfilariae migrate from the midge's midgut through the hemocoel to the thoracic muscles.
  • After ingestion, the microfilariae migrate from the arthropod's midgut through the hemocoel to the thoracic muscles.
British Dictionary definitions for hemocoel

haemocoel

/ˈhiːməˌsiːl/
noun
1.
the body cavity of many invertebrates, including arthropods and molluscs, developed from part of the blood system
Word Origin
C19: from haemo- + New Latin coel, from Greek koilos hollow
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