stereome

noun
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

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History and Etymology for stereome

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

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