Origin of prosenchymaModern Latin from Classical Greek pros, to, toward, near + enchyma, infusion: see parenchyma
- A type of plant tissue consisting of elongated cells with tapering ends, occurring in supporting and conducting tissue.
- A type of fungal tissue in which the hyphae are loosely arranged and can be distinguished from each other.
- (botany) The tissues formed of elongated cells, especially those with pointed or oblique extremities, such as the principal cells of ordinary wood.
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Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿Ï‚ (pros, “near") + -enchyma.