collenchyma


col·len·chy·ma

noun \kə-ˈleŋ-kə-mə, kä-\

Definition of COLLENCHYMA

:  a plant tissue that consists of living usually elongated cells with unevenly thickened walls and acts as support especially in areas of primary growth
col·len·chy·ma·tous \ˌkä-lən-ˈki-mə-təs, -ˈkī-\ adjective

Origin of COLLENCHYMA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1857

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