- supporting or protective tissue composed of thickened, dry, and hardened cells.
Origin of sclerenchyma
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So the parenchymatous cells of the cortex lying outside the sclerenchymatous ring are divided into small isolated areas.
The sclerenchymatous ring though present is very narrow and not very conspicuous.
Another row of vascular bundles lies just inside the sclerenchymatous ring and each of these bundles is in contact with the band.
One set of bundles lying just outside the sclerenchymatous ring consists of small ones connecting the ring with the epidermis.
Just inside the sclerenchymatous ring lies a series of bundles which are connected with it.
- a supporting tissue in plants consisting of dead cells with very thick lignified walls
C19: from sclero- + parenchyma
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- A supportive tissue of vascular plants, consisting of thick-walled, usually lignified cells. Sclerenchyma cells normally die upon reaching maturity but continue to fulfill their structural purpose in the plant. There are two types of sclerenchyma cells: fiber cells and sclereids. Compare collenchyma parenchyma.
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