haemocoel


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to haemocoel: hemocoel

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]
Haemocoelclick for a larger image
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.