Coenobium

A coenobium (plural coenobia) is a colony containing a number of cells, with little or no specialization. They occur in several groups of algae. The cells are often embedded in a mucilaginous matrix and may be motile or non-motile. Examples include Volvox and its relatives, Scenedesmus, Pediastrum, and Hydrodictyon. ...
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coenobium

<plant biology> Colony of cells formed by certain green algae, in which little or no specialisation of the cells occurs. The cells are often embedded in a mucilaginous matrix. ... Examples: Volvox, Pandorina. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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coenobium

cenobium, coenobium Used to describe plant or animal organisms occurring in colonies of discrete individuals.
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