collenchyme

noun

col·​len·​chyme
ˈkälə̇nˌkīm
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)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin collenchyma

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“Collenchyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collenchyme. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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