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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All organ systems are found in the hemocoel and are bathed in hemolymph.
The hemolymph circulates through the hemocoel by body movements.
Freshwater tardigrades are white or colorless, while those in terrestrial habitats may be brown, yellow, orange, pink, red, green, purple or black depending on their intestinal contents, granular bodies in the hemocoel, and pigmentation in the cuticle and the hypodermis.
A short, oval heart is at the dorsal end and is surrounded by hemocoel.
The water flea's circulatory system consists of a heart, hemocoel (basically the body cavity), and blood.
The heart forces blood to the hemocoel of the head.
It then flows to the posterior end through three hemocoel chambers and then it will travel back to the heart.