coenosarc


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coenosarc

(ˈsiːnəʊˌsɑːk)
n
(Zoology) a system of protoplasmic branches connecting the polyps of colonial organisms such as corals
[C19: from coeno- + Greek sarx flesh]
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The sea-pens are colonies of little polyps, differing from the coral polyps, to which they are related, in that, instead of secreting calcareous tubes in which to dwell, they are supported by a limy central rod, which is covered with a fleshy coenosarc; this branches out in a number of pinnae, along which the polyps grow.
Six structures of the coral were assayed: oral disc, tentacles, costae, septa, calice, and coenosarc. Structures were scored as red/orange, red/orange/green, green, or none.
COENOSARC DESEGREGATED INTERPRETARI LAUGHTERFUL MAGNETOGRAM VENOV (venue) XANTHONYX (a crustacean--nz)