Definition of prosenchyma in English:

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prosenchyma

Pronunciation: /prɒˈsɛŋkɪmə/

noun

[mass noun] Biology
A plant tissue consisting of elongated cells with interpenetrating tapering ends, occurring especially in vascular tissue.

Derivatives

prosenchymatous

Pronunciation: /ˌprɒsɛŋˈkɪmətəs/
adjective

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek pros 'towards' + enkhuma 'infusion', on the pattern of parenchyma.

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