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collenchyme

[ kol-uhn-kahym ]
/ ˈkɒl ənˌkaɪm /
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noun
Botany. a gelatinous, thickened, and usually elongated cell that is part of a layer of modified tissue in some plants.
Zoology. a gelatinous layer of cells in the body wall of some coelenterates and ctenophores.
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Origin of collenchyme

First recorded in 1885–90; variant of collenchyma
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