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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cavity or series of spaces between the organs of most arthropods and mollusks through which the blood circulates.

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  • n. The system of cavities between the organs of arthropods and mollusks through which the blood circulates

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  • "I frowned, running through the medical possibilities. If the accident had resulted in severe vascular damage, there wasn't much I could do; I was in no way equipped for fine reconstructive surgery. If it were only a hemocoel, though, then perhaps...."
    —Diana Gabaldon, The Fiery Cross (NY: Bantam Dell, 2001), 639

    January 23, 2010