sclerenchyma

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

Definition of sclerenchyma 

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

Other words from sclerenchyma

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

First Known Use of sclerenchyma

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sclerenchyma

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