coenobium

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coenobium

[sə′nō·bē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A colony of protozoans having a constant size, shape, and cell number, but with undifferentiated cells.

coenobium

A community of monks living under one roof.
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Scenedesmus built large cells and formed typical to species four-celled coenobia in diluted M25 wastewater.
In most cases, Christians established monasteries in conjunction with these churches, and established many more away from the holy places, scattering lauras, coenobia and, in time, the burial places of their saints over the deserts of Palestine.
130) In addition to the sites historically and architecturally identified with scriptural events, holy men began to establish monastic laurae and coenobia in the deserts surrounding biblical towns.
171-220 under the title `Tractatus in quo egregia & praeclara quaedam ad coenobia Petroburgense ac Ramesiense spectantia'.