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gastrovascular

[ gas-troh-vas-kyuh-ler ]

adjective

, Zoology.
  1. serving for digestion and circulation, as a cavity.


gastrovascular

/ ˌɡæstrəʊˈvæskjʊlə /

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gastrovascular1

First recorded in 1875–80; gastro- + vascular

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Example Sentences

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

The archenteron becomes the gastrovascular system or coelenteron.

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