coenocyte

coenocyte

[see-nuh-sahyt, sen-uh-]
noun Biology.
an organism made up of a multinucleate, continuous mass of protoplasm enclosed by one cell wall, as in some algae and fungi.

Origin:
1895–1900; coeno- + -cyte

coenocytic [see-nuh-sit-ik, sen-uh-] , adjective
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coenocyte (ˈsiːnəʊˌsaɪt)
 
n
botany a mass of protoplasm containing many nuclei and enclosed by a cell wall: occurs in many fungi and some algae
 
coenocytic
 
adj

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