liber cells
Sclerenchyma Scle*ren"chy*ma, n. [NL., from Gr. sklhro`s 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}. [1913 Webster]

Note: By recent German writers and their English translators, this term is used for {liber cells}. --Goodale. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituting the stony corals. [1913 Webster]


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