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collenchyma

[kuh-leng-kuh-muh] /kəˈlɛŋ kə mə/
noun, Botany
1.
a layer of modified tissue consisting of cells that are thickened at the angles and usually elongated.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin < Greek kóll(a) glue + énchyma contents (en- en-2 + chy-, stem of cheîn to pour + -ma noun suffix denoting result of action)
Related forms
collenchymatous
[kol-uh n-kim-uh-tuh s] /ˌkɒl ənˈkɪm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
collenchymatic
[kuh-leng-kuh-mat-ik] /kəˌlɛŋ kəˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for collenchymatous

collenchyma

/kəˈlɛŋkɪmə/
noun
1.
a strengthening and supporting tissue in plants, consisting of elongated living cells whose walls are thickened with cellulose and pectins
Derived Forms
collenchymatous (ˌkɒlənˈkɪmətəs) adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek kolla glue + enkhuma infusion
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collenchymatous in Science
collenchyma
  (kə-lěng'kə-mə)   
A supportive tissue of plants, consisting of elongated living cells with unevenly thickened, nonlignified walls. Collenchyma cells remain alive at maturity. Compare parenchyma, sclerenchyma.

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