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Search Results for: sclerenchyma

Sclerenchyma

Definition noun, plural: sclerenchymata, sclerenchymas (botany) A fundamental type of tissue in plants characterized by... Read More

Phloem sclerenchyma

Definition noun The sclerenchyma cells in the phloem of many vascular plants, and is responsible for providing mechanical... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Plant cell

A plant cell refers to any cell of a plant. Plant cells are presumed to have evolved from the early green algae and probably... Read More

Sclereid

Definition noun, plural: sclereids A type of sclerenchyma cell of varying shapes but are typically shorter than sclerenchyma... Read More

Bast fiber

Definition noun (botany) The durable, nonliving sclerenchyma fiber in the phloem, providing support to the... Read More

Ground tissue

Definition noun, plural: ground tissues (botany) Any of the non-dermal, non-vascular tissue of vascular... Read More

Collenchyma

Definition noun, plural: cholenchymas (botany) A fundamental type of tissue in plants characterized by cells with thicker... Read More

Sieve-tube element

Definition noun, plural: sieve tube elements A specialized type of sclerenchyma cell that forms a sieve tube of... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Xylem fiber

Definition noun, plural: xylem fibers Any of the fibers made up of dead sclerenchyma cells in between the xylem vessels... Read More

Phloem fiber

Definition noun (botany) The elongated sclerenchyma cells in the phloem, and is responsible for providing tension strength... Read More

Vascular tissue

Definition noun, plural: vascular tissues (botany) A complex permanent tissue involved in the conduction of materials (e.g.... Read More

Sieve element

Definition noun (botany) A food-conducting cell in the phloem of vascular plants Supplement The phloem is the vascular... Read More

Chlorenchyma

Definition noun A parenchyma cell with chloroplasts, and is therefore photosynthetic Supplement Vascular plants are... Read More

Ground meristem

Definition ''noun, plural: ground meristem (botany) The primary meristematic tissue from where the ground tissues (i.e.... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Fiber

Definition noun, plural: fibers (1) (anatomy) any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber (2) (botany) A cell... Read More

Sieve cell

Definition noun, plural: sieve cells (botany) The main conductive cell in the phloem of the gymnosperms and... Read More

Companion cell

Definition noun (botany) Any of the metabolically-active parenchyma cells associated with a sieve tube element in the phloem... Read More

Xylem parenchyma

Definition noun Parenchyma cells in the xylem tissue and are involved mainly in the storage of carbohydrates, oils, and... Read More

Element

Element Definition noun plural: elements el‧e‧ment, ˈel.ɪ.mənt (biochemistry) A substance that cannot be... Read More

Phloem parenchyma

Definition noun The parenchyma cells in between the sieve tubes of the phloem, and functions primarily for food... Read More

Secondary cell wall

Definition noun plural: secondary cell walls ˈsɛkənˌdɛɹi sɛl wɔːl The layer of the plant cell wall that forms... Read More

Phloem

Definition noun, plural: phloems A vascular tissue in plants that functions primarily in transporting organic food materials... Read More

Fibre

Definition noun, plural: fibres (1) (anatomy) Any elongated, thread-like structure, e.g. nerve fiber and muscle fiber (2)... Read More

Cell

A cell is a membrane-bound structure that occurs as a functional independent unit of life (such as in unicellular organisms,... Read More