coenenchyme


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coenenchyme

(siːˈnɛŋkaɪm) or

coenenchyma

n
(Zoology) the gelatinous framework between polyps of an anthozoan colony
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Cross-sections of the Sarcophyton auritum polypary 2-3 mm below the surface featured a uniformly pale-turquoisestained coenenchyme, found between the autozooids (hereafter termed "polyps") and the siphonozooids (Fig.
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Polyps are eight-tentacled and are embedded in a column of fleshy tissue, the coenenchyme, at their base, with the polyp's gastric cavity extending into the coenenchyme.