coenocyte(redirected from coenocytes)
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A multinucleate cytoplasmic mass enclosed by a single cell wall, as in certain slime molds, fungi, and algae.
coe′no·cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
(Botany) botany a mass of protoplasm containing many nuclei and enclosed by a cell wall: occurs in many fungi and some algae
coe•no•cyte(ˈsi nəˌsaɪt, ˈsɛn ə-)
a syncytium, esp. one formed by repeated division of the cell nucleus rather than by cellular fission.
[1895–1900; < Greek koinó(s) common]
coe`no•cyt′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.