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coenocyte

[see-nuh-sahyt, sen-uh-] /ˈsi nəˌsaɪt, ˈsɛn ə-/
noun, Biology.
1.
an organism made up of a multinucleate, continuous mass of protoplasm enclosed by one cell wall, as in some algae and fungi.
Origin of coenocyte
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; coeno- + -cyte
Related forms
coenocytic
[see-nuh-sit-ik, sen-uh-] /ˌsi nəˈsɪt ɪk, ˌsɛn ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coenocyte

coenocyte

/ˈsiːnəʊˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
(botany) a mass of protoplasm containing many nuclei and enclosed by a cell wall: occurs in many fungi and some algae
Derived Forms
coenocytic (ˌsiːnəˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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