coenobium


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coenobium

a colony of algal cells, where the cells are arranged in a constant form and number and are surrounded usually by a gelatinous matrix. They are interconnected, act as a single functional unit and are thus regarded as being a single organism. Volvox is an example.
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13) Although Rinnovamento no longer exists, Coenobium continues, as does Cultura contemporanea, successor to Nova et vetera.
FONETICA--O adjetivo puellare concorda frequentemente com monasterium ou coenobium e puellare pode ser empregado tambem sozinho como substantivo com esse sentido.
33) He describes coming upon the remains of a building that he calls the Coenobium, and he documents this structure along with the walls surrounding the monastery and other brick buildings.