[ hee-muh-limf, hem-uh- ]
/ ˈhi məˌlɪmf, ˈhɛm ə- /
a fluid in the body cavities and tissues of invertebrates, in arthropods functioning as blood and in some other invertebrates functioning as lymph.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hemolymphhe·mo·lym·phat·ic [hee-moh-lim-fat-ik, hem-oh-], /ˌhi moʊ lɪmˈfæt ɪk, ˌhɛm oʊ-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hemolymph
Mitotic response of roach hemocytes to certain pathogenes in the hemolymph.
Isolation of Staphylococcus albus from hemolymph of the roach, Blatta orientalis.
Medical definitions for hemolymph
[ hē′mə-lĭmf′ ]
The blood and lymph considered as a circulating tissue.
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Scientific definitions for hemolymph
[ hē′mə-lĭmf′ ]
The circulatory fluid of invertebrates, including all arthropods and most mollusks, that have an open circulatory system. Hemolymph is analogous to blood and lymph in vertebrate animals and is not confined in a system of vessels. Hemolymph consists of water, amino acids, inorganic salts, lipids, and sugars. See more at circulatory system.
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