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1. A type of plant tissue consisting of elongated cells with tapering ends, occurring in supporting and conducting tissue.
2. A type of fungal tissue in which the hyphae are loosely arranged and can be distinguished from each other.

pros′en·chym′a·tous (-kĭm′ə-təs) adj.


(Botany) a plant tissue consisting of long narrow cells with pointed ends: occurs in conducting tissue
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek pros- towards + enkhuma infusion; compare parenchyma]
prosenchymatous adj
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When vessels are blocked by tyloses (Fig 2) or by extraneous deposits, penetration may occur through such prosenchymatous tissues since fibres are more important in preservative movement than wide rays in a way that they occur in oak and Beech wood.