collenchyma[kə leŋ′ki mə]
plant tissue consisting of elongated cells thickened at the corners, often found between the epidermis and the cortex of young stems
Origin of collenchyma; from Classical Greek kolla, glue + enchyma, a steeping, infusion ; from enchein, to pour in ; from en-, in + cheein, to pour: see found
A supportive tissue of plants, consisting of elongated living cells with unevenly thickened walls.
Origin of collenchymacoll(o)– + –enchyma.
Ancient Greek κολλα (kolla, “glue”) + -enchyma