prosenchyma

[ pros-eng-kuh-muh ]
/ prɒsˈɛŋ kə mə /

noun Botany.

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

Nearby words

  1. proselytize,
  2. proselytizer,
  3. proseminar,
  4. prosencephalic,
  5. prosencephalon,
  6. proser,
  7. proserpina,
  8. proserpine,
  9. proserum prothrombin conversion accelerator,
  10. prosify

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

prosenchyma

/ (prɒsˈɛŋkɪmə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for prosenchyma

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

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