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coenocyte

[ see-nuh-sahyt, sen-uh- ]
/ ˈsi nəˌsaɪt, ˈsɛn ə- /
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noun Biology.

an organism made up of a multinucleate, continuous mass of protoplasm enclosed by one cell wall, as in some algae and fungi.

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Origin of coenocyte

First recorded in 1895–1900; coeno- + -cyte

OTHER WORDS FROM coenocyte

coe·no·cyt·ic [see-nuh-sit-ik, sen-uh-], /ˌsi nəˈsɪt ɪk, ˌsɛn ə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coenocyte

coenocyte
/ (ˈsiːnəʊˌsaɪt) /

noun

botany a mass of protoplasm containing many nuclei and enclosed by a cell wall: occurs in many fungi and some algae

Derived forms of coenocyte

coenocytic (ˌsiːnəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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