scle·​ren·​chy·​ma sklə-ˈreŋ-kə-mə How to pronounce sclerenchyma (audio)
: a protective or supporting tissue in higher plants composed of cells with walls thickened and often lignified
sclerenchymatous adjective

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sclerenchyma was in 1875

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“Sclerenchyma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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