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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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mellonella larvae when inoculated into their hemocoels.
Once the infective juveniles (IJs) gain access to the insect hemocoel, they release the symbiotic bacteria, which cause both a septicemia and a toxemia in the host.
Susceptibility was determined through oral exposure of cockroaches to acanthocephalan eggs, and, for some species, confirmed through direct injection of hatched parasites into the hemocoel (Moore and Crompton 1993).