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coenosarc

[see-nuh-sahrk, sen-uh-] /ˈsi nəˌsɑrk, ˈsɛn ə-/
noun, Zoology
1.
the tubular tissue connecting the polyps of a hydroid colony.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; coeno- + Greek sark-, stem of sárx flesh
Related forms
coenosarcal, coenosarcous, adjective
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  • Ca-45 exchange across the coenosarc was insignificant.
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coenosarc

/ˈsiːnəʊˌsɑːk/
noun
1.
a system of protoplasmic branches connecting the polyps of colonial organisms such as corals
Word Origin
C19: from coeno- + Greek sarx flesh
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