stereome

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

Definition of stereome

plural -s
: 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


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