col·​len·​chy·​ma kə-ˈleŋ-kə-mə How to pronounce collenchyma (audio)
: a plant tissue that consists of living usually elongated cells with unevenly thickened walls and acts as support especially in areas of primary growth
collenchymatous adjective

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of collenchyma was in 1857

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“Collenchyma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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