1. The blood and lymph, in the sense of a “circulating tissue.” 2. The nutrient fluid of certain invertebrates. [hemo- + L. lympha, clear water]

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he·mo·lymph or chiefly Brit hae·mo·lymph 'hē-mə-.lim(p)f n the circulatory fluid of various invertebrate animals that is functionally comparable to the blood and lymph of vertebrates

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he·mo·lymph (heґmo-limf″) [hemo- + lymph] 1. the blood and lymph. 2. the bloodlike fluid moving through the hemocoelom of those invertebrates (e.g., mollusks, arthropods, and tunicates) with open circulatory systems, which combines the properties of blood and lymphlike interstitial fluid.

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  • Hemolymph — or haemolymph is the blood analogue used by all arthropods and most mollusks that have an open circulatory system.In these animals there is no distinction between blood and interstitial fluid. The liquid fills all of the interior (the hemocoel)… …   Wikipedia

  • hemolymph — hemolymph. См. гемолимфа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • hemolymph — [hē′mə limf΄] n. [ HEMO + LYMPH] the circulating fluid in open tissue spaces of invertebrates: it may act as blood, as in arthropods, or be in addition to blood, as in earthworms …   English World dictionary

  • hemolymph — noun Date: 1885 the circulatory fluid of various invertebrate animals that is functionally comparable to the blood and lymph of vertebrates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemolymph — n. [Gr. haima, blood; L. lympha, water] 1. (ARTHROPODA) Fluid within the hemocoel. 2. (NEMATA) The pseudocoelomic fluid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hemolymph — hemolymphatic /hee moh lim fat ik, hem oh /, adj. /hee meuh limf , hem euh /, n. Anat. a fluid in the body cavities and tissues of invertebrates, in arthropods functioning as blood and in some other invertebrates functioning as lymph. [1880 85;… …   Universalium

  • hemolymph — noun A circulating fluid in the bodies of some invertebrates that is the equivalent of blood …   Wiktionary

  • hemolymph — The circulating and tissue bathing fluid of arthropods; composed of cells and plasma; often loosely termed as blood [Bliss, 1982] …   Crustacea glossary

  • hemolymph — he·mo·lymph …   English syllables

  • hemolymph — he•mo•lymph [[t]ˈhi moʊˌlɪmf[/t]] n. anat. ivt the fluid circulating in open tissue spaces of invertebrates, functioning as blood in arthropods and as lymph supplemental to blood in annelids • Etymology: 1880–85 he mo•lym•phat′ic lɪmˈfæt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

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