Single cycle circulation

Definition

noun

A type of blood circulation in which the system has only one circuit, with the blood being pumped through the capillaries of the gills and on to the capillaries of the body tissues.


Supplement

In this circulation, the heart is only a single pump. This type of system is common in fish.


‘’Compare:’’ double circulation


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