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collenchyma

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noun col·len·chy·ma \kə-ˈleŋ-kə-mə, kä-\

Definition of collenchyma

  1. :  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 play \ˌkä-lən-ˈki-mə-təs, -ˈkī-\ adjective


Origin of collenchyma

New Latin


First Known Use: 1857


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