coenobium

noun coe·no·bi·um \sə̇ˈnōbēəm, sē-\
variants: or

cenobium

\sə̇ˈnōbēəm, sē-\

Definition of coenobium

plural

coenobia

or

cenobia

\-ēə\
  1. 1 :  cenoby

  2. 2 less commonly coenobe or cenobe \ˈsē(ˌ)nōb, ˈse(ˌ)-\ plural -s [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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Origin and Etymology of coenobium

Late Latin coenobium


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