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adjective Zoology.
  1. serving for digestion and circulation, as a cavity.
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Origin of gastrovascular

First recorded in 1875–80; gastro- + vascular
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Examples from the Web for gastrovascular

Historical Examples of gastrovascular

  • The archenteron becomes the gastrovascular system or coelenteron.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2


  • Thus the disposition of the endoderm-cavities is roughly comparable to the gastrovascular system of a medusa.

British Dictionary definitions for gastrovascular


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