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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Tylenchida Thorne, 1949, is an order of nematodes that includes plant-parasitic nematodes with economically importance, and it forms parasitize insect's haemocoels which must be considered as biological control agents (Siddiqi 2000).
Then, it is ingested by a copepod and, in the haemocoel of this invertebrate, attains its third stage.
The lepidopteran NPV first invades the host at the midgut and then enters the haemocoel after proliferation, thereby infecting other sensitive tissues.