haemocoel


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he·mo·cele

(hē'mō-sēl)
The system of interconnected spaces within the bodies of arthropods containing blood or hemolymph.
Synonym(s): haemocoel, haemocoele.
[hemo- + G. koilōma, cavity]
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Fig. 186 Haemocoel .

haemocoel

the body cavity within many invertebrates, including arthropods and molluscs, which is an expansion of part of the blood system. In contrast with the COELOM, the haemocoel never opens to the exterior nor does it contain germ cells.
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Then, it is ingested by a copepod and, in the haemocoel of this invertebrate, attains its third stage.
Many of the areas that we found to have [Beta]-galactosidase activity are associated with phagocytic activity: the lymph glands release large numbers of phagocytic cells into the haemocoel through the prepupal stage (Rizki, 1978a); in the eye and antenna discs, localized programmed cell death, correlated with high concentrations of lysosomes (Murphy, 1974), occurs during morphogenesis (Nothiger, 1972; Poodry, 1980; Kankel et al.
The lepidopteran NPV first invades the host at the midgut and then enters the haemocoel after proliferation, thereby infecting other sensitive tissues.