n.; pl. -tea [Gr. koinos, common; osteon, bone]
1. (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa)
The calcareous mass forming the skeleton of a compound coral.
2. (PORIFERA: Sclerospongiae)
The basal skeleton of a stromatoporoid sponge.

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