Sclerotic parenchyma
Sclerotic Scle*rot"ic, a. [Gr. sklhro`s hard: cf. F. scl['e]rotique.] 1. Hard; firm; indurated; -- applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sclerotic coat of the eye; sclerotical. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Affected with sclerosis; sclerosed. [1913 Webster]

{Sclerotic parenchyma} (Bot.), sclerenchyma. By some writers a distinction is made, sclerotic parenchyma being applied to tissue composed of cells with the walls hardened but not thickened, and sclerenchyma to tissue composed of cells with the walls both hardened and thickened. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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