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.
/kəˈlɛŋkɪmə/
noun
1.
a strengthening and supporting tissue in plants, consisting of elongated living cells whose walls are thickened with cellulose and pectins
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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