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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 of hemocoel
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; hemo- + -coel
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