hemocoel

[hee-muh-seel, hem-uh-]
noun Anatomy.
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:
1830–40; hemo- + -coel

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haemocoel or (US) hemocoel (ˈhiːməˌsiːl)
 
n
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
 
n
 
[C19: from haemo- + New Latin coel, from Greek koilos hollow]

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Example sentences
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.
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