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sclerenchyma

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Noun
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scle=ren=chy=ma

CIDE DICTIONARY

sclerenchyman. [NL., from Gr. sklhro`s hard + -enchyma as in parenchyma.].
  •  Vegetable tissue composed of short cells with thickened or hardened walls, as in nutshells and the gritty parts of a pear. See Sclerotic.  [1913 Webster]
    " By recent German writers and their English translators, this term is used for liber cells."  Goodale.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituting the stony corals.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sclerenchyma, n. the woody tissue found in a plant, formed from lignified cells and usu. providing support.

Etymology
mod.L f. Gk skleros hard + egkhuma infusion, after parenchyma

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