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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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.
This is related to the size of the algae; the cells of Chlorella and Microcystis are much smaller than the filaments of Aphanizomenon or the four-celled coenobia of Scenedesmus.
In contrast to Pachomian monasticism (and some of the other Palestinian monasteries), they were all relatively small--dozens at most, rather than hundreds--and Patrich suggests that the difference between lavrai and coenobia has little to do with size (some coenobia were as small as three or so, and some lavritic cells accommodated more than one person) and more to do with liturgical self-sufficiency: a coenobium, even the smallest, would provide its own weekend services.
quanta et quam magna commoda per religiosorum coenobia largiendo integra praedia et silvas magnas ad cellualas seu monasteria construenda concessit.