Collenchyma Definition

kə-lĕngkə-mə
noun
Plant tissue consisting of elongated cells thickened at the corners, often found between the epidermis and the cortex of young stems.
Webster's New World

(biology) A supporting ground tissue just under the surface of various leaf structures formed before vascular differentiation.

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Other Word Forms of Collenchyma

Noun

Singular:
collenchyma
Plural:
collenchymas

Origin of Collenchyma

  • Ancient Greek κολλα (kolla, “glue”) + -enchyma

    From Wiktionary

  • coll(o)– –enchyma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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