from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, the calcified tissue of the cœnosarc of actinozoans; a substance which results from the calcification of the cœnosarc of compound Actinozoa, and which may form a large part of the calcareous matter of a zoanthodeme, uniting the thecæ or corallites of the individual anthozoöids. Also cœnenchyme, cœnenchym.


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