coenobium

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

Definition of coenobium

1 : cenoby
2 or 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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History and Etymology for coenobium

Late Latin coenobium

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