collenchyme

[kol-uh n-kahym]

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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