What is the difference between Haemocoel and Sinuses?

The difference between haemocoel and sinuses

is that “haemocoel” is the cavity, between the organs of arthropods and molluscs, through which the blood etc. circulates and “sinuses” is a pouch or cavity in any organ or tissue, especially the paranasal sinus.

haemocoel

sinuses

Noun

  • (biology) The cavity, between the organs of arthropods and molluscs, through which the blood etc. circulates.

Exemple

  • The remarkable displacement of the cœlom by an irregularly distended system of blood-spaces, “a hæmocœl" , is lucidly described in this Introduction.
  • There seems little doubt that these organs, connected as they are with the haemocoel, and everted by haemocoelic fluid pressure, serve as additional respiratory organs, when the larva is in water too deep to enable it to use its tracheal funnel.
  • The brood of this wasp are composed of two types of larvae: typical parasitic larvae, which develop into adult wasps, and precocious larvae, which move about in the host haemocoel but die before pupation.

Noun

  • (anatomy) A pouch or cavity in any organ or tissue, especially the paranasal sinus.
  • (anatomy) A channel for transmitting venous blood.
  • (botany) A notch or depression between two lobes or teeth in the margin of an organ.
  • (pathology) An abnormal cavity or passage such as a fistula, caused by the destruction of tissue.
  • A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore.

Related terms

  • sino-
  • sinusoid