plural -s
: a loose mesenchyme containing few cells and much gelatinous material that occupies the space between the ectoderm and endoderm of the body wall of many lower invertebrates (as sponges)

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New Latin collenchyma

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“Collenchyme.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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