water vascular system


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water vascular system

[′wȯd·ər ′vas·kyə·lər ‚sis·təm]
(invertebrate zoology)
An internal closed system of reservoirs and ducts containing a watery fluid, found only in echinoderms.
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On the mode of functioning of the water vascular system of Asterias rubens L.
Hyperosmotic properties of the fluids of the perivisceral coelom and water vascular system of starfish kept under stable conditions.
The water vascular system in living and fossil echinoderms.
Maintenance of fluid volume in the starfish water vascular system.
The organization of the entire water vascular system is shown in Figure 3, and a more detailed representation of the complex madreporite-axial structure in Figure 4.