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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about collenchyma

Share collenchyma

Statistics for collenchyma

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for collenchyma

The first known use of collenchyma was in 1857

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on collenchyma

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about collenchyma

Comments on collenchyma

What made you want to look up collenchyma? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!