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noun Botany.
  1. the tissue characteristic of the woody and bast portions of plants, consisting typically of long, narrow cells with pointed ends.

Origin of prosenchyma

1825–35; < New Latin < Greek pros- toward, to + énchyma infusion; modeled on parenchyma
Related formspros·en·chym·a·tous [pros-eng-kim-uh-tuh s] /ˌprɒs ɛŋˈkɪm ə təs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prosenchyma


  1. a plant tissue consisting of long narrow cells with pointed ends: occurs in conducting tissue
Derived Formsprosenchymatous (ˌprɒsɛnˈkaɪmətəs), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek pros- towards + enkhuma infusion; compare parenchyma
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