noun col·len·chyme \ˈkälə̇nˌkīm\

Definition of collenchyme



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of collenchyme

New Latin collenchyma

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capable of being understood in two ways

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