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[see-nuh-sahrk, sen-uh-]
noun Zoology.
  1. the tubular tissue connecting the polyps of a hydroid colony.
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Origin of coenosarc

1840–50; coeno- + Greek sark-, stem of sárx flesh
Related formscoe·no·sar·cal, coe·no·sar·cous, adjective
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  1. a system of protoplasmic branches connecting the polyps of colonial organisms such as corals
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Word Origin

C19: from coeno- + Greek sarx flesh
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