'coenenchyma' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Zoology and Animal Sciences


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A substance, secreted by the coenosarc, that links the colonial polyps of Octocorallia. It consists of a thick mass of mesogloea perforated by tubes that are continuous with the gastrovascular cavity of the colony. It is sometimes fleshy but often calcified. Cells of the coenenchyma secrete the skeletal material of Octocorallia, therefore the skeleton is internal.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.