Prosenchyma
Prosenchyma Pros*en"chy*ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? near + -enchyma, as in parenchyma.] (Bot.) A general term applied to the tissues formed of elongated cells, especially those with pointed or oblique extremities, as the principal cells of ordinary wood. [1913 Webster]

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  • prosenchyma — [präs eŋ′ki mə, präsen′ki ē] n. [ModL < Gr pros, to, toward, near + enchyma, infusion: see PARENCHYMA] a tissue of thick walled, elongated cells without much protoplasm, found in some plants prosenchymatous [präs eŋ′kim′ə təs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • prosenchyma — prosenchymatous /pros eng kim euh teuhs/, adj. /pros eng keuh meuh/, n. Bot. the tissue characteristic of the woody and bast portions of plants, consisting typically of long, narrow cells with pointed ends. [1825 35; < NL < Gk pros toward, to +… …   Universalium

  • prosenchyma — [prɒ sɛŋkɪmə] noun Biology plant tissue consisting of elongated cells with interpenetrating tapering ends, occurring chiefly in vascular tissue. Derivatives prosenchymatous ˌprɒsɛŋ kɪmətəs adjective Origin C19: from Gk pros toward + enkhuma… …   English new terms dictionary

  • prosenchyma — pros·en·chy·ma …   English syllables

  • prosenchyma — /prɒsˈɛŋkəmə/ (say pros engkuhmuh) noun the tissue characteristic of the woody and bast portions of plants, consisting typically of long, narrow cells with pointed ends. {New Latin, from Greek pros towards, to + enchyma infusion; modelled on… …   Australian English dictionary

  • prosenchyma —   n. supporting plant tissue containing little protoplasm.    ♦ prosenchymatous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • prosenchyma — n. a plant tissue of elongated cells with interpenetrating tapering ends, occurring esp. in vascular tissue. Derivatives: prosenchymal adj. prosenchymatous adj. Etymology: Gk pros toward + egkhuma infusion, after parenchyma …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zelle [2] — Zelle (Areola, Cellula), ist das einfachste, selbständige organische Formelement, die vitale Lebenseinheit eines jeden thierischen u. pflanzlichen Organismus. 1) Die thierische Z. wurde erst zu Anfang dieses Jahrhunderts entdeckt, als man mit… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pros- — pref. 1. Near; toward: prosenchyma. 2. In front of: prosencephalon.   [Greek, from pros, near, at. See per1. * * * …   Universalium

  • prosenchymatous — See prosenchyma. * * * …   Universalium

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