collenchyma[kə leŋ′ki mə]
collenchyma definition by Webster's New World
plant tissue consisting of elongated cells thickened at the corners, often found between the epidermis and the cortex of young stems
Origin: ; from Classical Greek kolla, glue plush enchyma, a steeping, infusion ; from enchein, to pour in ; from en-, in plush cheein, to pour: see found
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- collenchymatous adjective
collenchyma definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A supportive tissue of plants, consisting of elongated living cells with unevenly thickened walls.
Origin: coll(o)- + -enchyma.
- colˌlen·chymˈa·tous adjective
collenchyma - Science Definition