sclerenchyma

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek σκληρός (sklērós, hard) + -enchyma

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Noun[edit]

sclerenchyma (uncountable)

  1. (botany) A mechanical, supportive ground tissue in plants consisting of aggregates of cells having thick, often mineralized walls
  2. (zoology) The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituing the stony corals.

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