A number of united protoplasts, forming a single large cell containing several or many nuclei and continuous cytoplasm, surrounded by a common wall.
A coenocyte (from Greek: κοινός (koinos) = `common` + κύτος (kytos) = `box, i.e. cell`) is a multinucleate cell which can result from multiple nuclear divisions without their accompanying cytokinesis, in contrast to a syncytium which results from cellular aggregation followed by dissolution of the cell membranes inside the mass. The...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coenocyte
<biology> Organism that is not subdivided into cells but has many nuclei within a mass of cytoplasm (a syncytium), as for example some fungi and algae and the acellular slime mould Physarum. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
A multinucleate cell; a protoplast in which the nuclear divisions have not been followed by cytoplasmic cleavage. Found on http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_C.htm
Type: Term Pronunciation: sē′nō-sīt Synonyms: cenocyteFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=18741
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