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cen·o·bitealso coen·o·bite (sĕn′ə-bīt′, sē′nə-)
A member of a convent or other religious community.
[Middle English, from Late Latin coenobīta, from coenobium, convent, from Greek koinobion, from koinobios, living in community : koinos, common; see kom in Indo-European roots + bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]
cen′o·bit′ic (-bĭt′ĭk), cen′o·bit′i·cal adj.
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