hemocoel

(redirected from hemocoels)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to hemocoels: vasculature

hemocoel

[′hē·mə‚sēl]
(invertebrate zoology)
An expanded portion of the blood system in arthropods that replaces a portion of the coelom.
References in periodicals archive ?
The possibility of similar results from other blaberids is tantalizing; unfortunately, blaberids have proven notoriously difficult to infect, even when hatched acanthors are injected directly into the hemocoel (Moore and Crompton 1993)
moniliformis does not depend on events in the intestine or intestinal wall; cockroach species that were resistant to infection with orally administered acanthocephalan eggs were also resistant to infection with hatched acanthocephalan larvae injected directly into the hemocoel.