coenenchyme


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coenenchyme

[sə′neŋ‚kīm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The mesagloea surrounding and uniting the polyps in compound anthozoans. Also known as coenosarc.
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The solenia-type gastroderm in the coenenchyme has many acid phosphatase-positive cells, indicating the likely presence of acidic vesicles (possible lysosomes).
Typically, they show a bright orange coloration of the polypar coenenchyme.
Parerythropodium fulvum fulvum (Forskal, 1775), a symbiotic alcyonarian soft coral characterized by an encrusting growth form, a thin coenenchyme, and short polyp cavities, is common in shallow waters of the Israeli Red Sea coast (Benayahu and Loya, 1983).