Meaning of haemocoel in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhiːməsiːl/


  • The primary body cavity of most invertebrates, containing circulatory fluid.

    ‘Arthropods also have a hemocoel, an open body cavity in which blood flows and bathes the tissues and organs.’
    • ‘The circulatory system includes a heart that pumps blood into an open body cavity or hemocoel.’
    • ‘Other internal organs are suspended in a general hemocoel.’
    • ‘The circulatory system is open and consists of a heart, arteries, and the open spaces of the hemocoel.’
    • ‘These tumors are frequently found floating freely in the haemocoel.’


Late 19th century from haemo-‘of blood’ + Greek koilos ‘hollow, cavity’.