sclerenchyma

noun
scle·​ren·​chy·​ma | \ sklə-ˈreŋ-kə-mə How to pronounce sclerenchyma (audio) \

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 How to pronounce sclerenchymatous (audio) , -​ˈkī-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of sclerenchyma

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sclerenchyma

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“Sclerenchyma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclerenchyma. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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