coenobium

noun
coe·​no·​bi·​um
variants: or cenobium \sə̇ˈnōbēəm, sē-​ \
plural coenobia or cenobia\-​ēə \

Definition of coenobium 

1 : cenoby

2 plural -s or less commonly coenobe or cenobe \ˈsē(ˌ)nōb, ˈse(ˌ)-​ \ [ New Latin, from Late Latin ] : a usually spherical colony of unicellular organisms surrounded by a common investment especially : a colony having a definite number and specific arrangement of cells

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Late Latin coenobium

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