Collenchyma meaning

kə-lĕngkə-mə
A supportive tissue of plants, consisting of elongated living cells with unevenly thickened walls.
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Plant tissue consisting of elongated cells thickened at the corners, often found between the epidermis and the cortex of young stems.
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A supportive tissue of plants, consisting of elongated living cells with unevenly thickened, nonlignified walls. Collenchyma cells remain alive at maturity.
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(biology) A supporting ground tissue just under the surface of various leaf structures formed before vascular differentiation.
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Origin of collenchyma

  • coll(o)– –enchyma

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

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

    From Wiktionary