prosenchyma

noun

pros·​en·​chy·​ma
präˈseŋkəmə
plural prosenchymata
ˌpräsᵊnˈkimətə
or prosenchymas
: any of various tissues of higher plants composed of elongated usually pointed cells mostly with little or no protoplasm and including tissues specialized for conduction and support compare parenchyma, plectenchyma
prosenchymatous
¦präsᵊn¦kimətəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pros- + -enchyma

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“Prosenchyma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosenchyma. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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