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A supportive tissue of plants, consisting of elongated living cells with unevenly thickened walls.

col′len·chym′a·tous (kŏl′ən-kĭm′ə-təs) adj.
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(Botany) a strengthening and supporting tissue in plants, consisting of elongated living cells whose walls are thickened with cellulose and pectins
[C19: New Latin, from Greek kolla glue + enkhuma infusion]
collenchymatous adj
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(kəˈlɛŋ kə mə)

a layer of plant tissue, often of new stem growth, that consists of elongated cells thickened at the corners.
[1825–35; < New Latin < Greek kóll(a) glue + énchyma content, infusion (see mesenchyme)]
col•len•chym•a•tous (ˌkɒl ənˈkɪm ə təs) col•len`chy•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.
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