collenchyma

noun
col·len·chy·ma | \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

Other Words from collenchyma

collenchymatous \ˌkä-lən-ˈki-mə-təs, -ˈkī- \ adjective

First Known Use of collenchyma

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collenchyma

New Latin

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