- a layer of modified tissue consisting of cells that are thickened at the angles and usually elongated.
Origin of collenchyma
1825–35; < New Latin < Greek kóll(a) glue + énchyma contents (en- en-2 + chy-, stem of cheîn to pour + -ma noun suffix denoting result of action)
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- a strengthening and supporting tissue in plants, consisting of elongated living cells whose walls are thickened with cellulose and pectins
C19: New Latin, from Greek kolla glue + enkhuma infusion
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