stereome

noun stere·ome \ˈsterēˌōm, ˈstir-\
variants: or

stereom

\-ēˌäm\

Definition of stereome

plural

-s

  1. :  mechanical or strengthening tissue: a :  rigid cellular tissue (such as sclerenchyma and collenchyma) of a plant — compare mestome b :  exoskeletal material of an invertebrate

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Origin and Etymology of stereome

German stereom, from Greek stereōma solid body, from stereoun to make solid, from stereos solid — more at stare


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