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ce·no·cyte

(sē'nō-sīt),
A multinucleate cell or hypha without cross walls, characteristic of the hyphae of zygomycetes.
See also: nonseptate mycelium.
Synonym(s): coenocyte
[G. koinos, common, + kytos, cell]
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coenocyte

(sē′nə-sīt′)
n.
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.
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ce·no·cyte

(sē'nō-sīt)
A multinucleate cell or hyphae without cross walls, characteristic of the hyphae of zygomycetes.
Synonym(s): coenocyte.
[G. koinos, common, + kytos, cell]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

coenocyte

a multinucleate mass of protoplasm formed when nuclei divide without the division of the cytoplasm of the original cell, as in many fungi.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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However, the absence of defined cells or cell organization that could allow a microscopic differentiation among the different species of the genus Caulerpa (structure known as coenocyte) (JOLY, 1965; BRAYNER et al., 2008) suggest that perhaps the detection of these macromolecules may in the future be regarded as an additional biotechnology tool for strategies aiming to identify species without microscopic identification.
32: Kupffercells abundantly appear as a result of coenocytes. (arrow X400 (H&E)
Once the cells have reached this outer most layer they have gone through a process of differentiation, which has transformed them into dead, flattened, anucleated cells called "coenocytes", which can take between 28 46 days to complete.