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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Origin and Etymology of stereome
German stereom, from Greek stereōma solid body, from stereoun to make solid, from stereos solid
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