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[hee-muh-seel, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌsil, ˈhɛm ə-/

noun, Anatomy.
a series of interconnected spaces between tissues and organs through which blood flows freely, unconfined by veins or arteries, occurring in several invertebrate groups, especially mollusks and arthropods.


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