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coenosarc

[ see-nuh-sahrk, sen-uh- ]
/ ˈsi nəˌsɑrk, ˈsɛn ə- /
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noun Zoology.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM coenosarc

coe·no·sar·cal, coe·no·sar·cous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coenosarc

coenosarc
/ (ˈsiːnəʊˌsɑːk) /

noun
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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