sclerenchyma

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noun scle·ren·chy·ma \sklə-ˈreŋ-kə-mə\

Definition of sclerenchyma

  1. :  a protective or supporting tissue in higher plants composed of cells with walls thickened and often lignified

sclerenchymatous

play \ˌskler-ən-ˈki-mə-təs, -ˈkī-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sclerenchyma

New Latin


First Known Use: 1875


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