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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"Explaining his refusal to take the antimodernist oath, one of Coenobium's editors claimed that adherence to a religious truth could not be imposed externally.
Of the three kinds of monasticism that can all be found in the Egyptian experience--the eremitical, the coenobitic, and the lavritic--St Sabas was concerned to develop lavritic monasticism, and saw the coenobium as a training ground for the more solitary life of the lavra.
Helena and Historia translationis ad coenobium Altivillarense (ed.
Gregorio Armeno), "all cloisters of noble sisters, as was the coenobium from which they were expelled," insisted seventeenth-century historian Carlo Celano.