- the tubular tissue connecting the polyps of a hydroid colony.
Origin of coenosarc
1840–50; coeno- + Greek sark-, stem of sárx flesh
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Examples from the Web for coenosarc
The result is a spreading or creeping colony, with the coenosarc in the form of a root-like horizontal network (fig. 5, B; 11, A).
In the Stylasteridae sessile gonophores are formed, always by budding from the coenosarc.
The coenosarc does not differ in structure from that already described in colonial Hydrozoa.
- a system of protoplasmic branches connecting the polyps of colonial organisms such as corals
C19: from coeno- + Greek sarx flesh
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