Scle*ren"chy*ma (?), n. [NL., from Gr. hard + -enchyma as in parenchyma.]

1. Bot.

Vegetable tissue composed of short cells with thickened or hardened walls, as in nutshells and the gritty parts of a pear. See Sclerotic.

⇒ By recent german writers and their English translation, this term is used for liber cells.


2. Zool.

The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituing the stony corals.


© Webster 1913.

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