the tubular tissue connecting the polyps of a hydroid colony.
Origin of coenosarc
1840–50; coeno-Related formscoe·no·sar·cal, coe·no·sar·cous, adjective
+ Greek sark-,
stem of sárx
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Historical Examples of 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.
British Dictionary definitions for coenosarc
a system of protoplasmic branches connecting the polyps of colonial organisms such as corals
Word Origin for coenosarc
C19: from coeno- + Greek sarx flesh
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