prosenchyma

prosenchyma

[pros-eng-kuh-muh]
noun Botany.
the tissue characteristic of the woody and bast portions of plants, consisting typically of long, narrow cells with pointed ends.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin < Greek pros- toward, to + énchyma infusion; modeled on parenchyma

prosenchymatous [pros-eng-kim-uh-tuhs] , adjective
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prosenchyma (prɒsˈɛŋkɪmə)
 
n
a plant tissue consisting of long narrow cells with pointed ends: occurs in conducting tissue
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek pros- towards + enkhuma infusion; compare parenchyma]
 
prosenchymatous
 
adj

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