collenchyma

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Ancient Greek κολλα (kolla, glue) +(-enchyma, "tissue")

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collenchyma (plural collenchymas)

  1. (biology) A living, elongated, mechanical and flexible ground tissue with angular pectin depositions; present just under leaves, tendrils and stems of climbers; formed before vascular differentiation.

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