coenosarc


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coenosarc

[′sē·nə‚särk]
(invertebrate zoology)
The living axial part of a hydroid colony.
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For example, green fluorescence might be targeted to the mouth or oral disc and red targeted to the coenosarc, the tissue that joins the coral to the neighboring polyp (Figs.
Coral polyps were subdivided into oral disc (M), coenosarc (Cs), tentacles (Ten), costae (Co), calice (Ca), and septa (Ss).
The second type is deeper in the coenosarc and close to the base of the colony [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1b OMITTED].