stere·​ome | \ ˈsterēˌōm, ˈstir-\
variants: or stereom \ -​ēˌäm \
plural -s

Definition of stereome

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for stereome

German stereom, from Greek stereōma solid body, from stereoun to make solid, from stereos solid

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stereome

Statistics for stereome

Look-up Popularity

Comments on stereome

What made you want to look up stereome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the perfect form or example of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!