collenchyma

noun
col·​len·​chy·​ma | \ kə-ˈleŋ-kə-mə How to pronounce collenchyma (audio) , 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 How to pronounce collenchymatous (audio) , -​ˈkī-​ How to pronounce collenchymatous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of collenchyma

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collenchyma

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“Collenchyma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collenchyma. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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