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Hemolymph

Definition
noun
(1) The circulating fluid in many invertebrates that is functionally similar to the blood and lymph of vertebrates, and consisting of free-floating cells (haemocytes).
(2) The circulating tissue made up of blood and lymph.
Supplement
Word origin: Greek haîma (blood) + Latin lympha (water nymph).
Variant: haemolymph
Compare: blood
See also: haemocyte, haemocoel


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