coenosteum

noun coe·nos·te·um \sə̇ˈnästēəm, sē-\

Definition of coenosteum

plural

coenostea

\-ēə\
  1. :  the calcareous skeleton of a compound coral or a bryozoan colony

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Origin and Etymology of coenosteum

New Latin, from coen- + Greek osteon bone — more at osseous


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