from The Century Dictionary.
- Having the character of sclerenchyma; containing or consisting of that substance: as, sclerenchymatous tissue; a sclerenchymatous polyp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot. & Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or composed of, sclerenchyma.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of, pertaining to, or composed of
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Every large primary vascular bundle in the leaves of many grasses possesses sclerenchymatous bands both above and below.
In a well developed large vascular bundle the chlorophyllous layer is open below just close to the sclerenchymatous band.
There is a sclerenchymatous ring close to the epidermis but separated from it by a few layers of parenchyma.
All the vascular bundles in the leaves of _Aristida setacea_ have broad sclerenchymatous bands on both the sides.
Another row of vascular bundles lies just inside the sclerenchymatous ring and each of these bundles is in contact with the band.
In the cortical portion outside the sclerenchymatous band, small vascular bundles occur in the stems of _Panicum colonum_, _Panicum Crus-galli_ and _Panicum fluitans_.
Not only are thick-walled sclerenchymatous cells developed to give rigidity to the periphery of the stem and the midrib of the leaf, but in many cases a special water-conducting tissue, consisting of elongated cells, the end walls of which are thin and oblique, forms a definite central strand in the stem.
In most mosses the teeth are portions of thickened cell-walls but in the Polytrichaceae they are formed of a number of sclerenchymatous cells.
One set of bundles lying just outside the sclerenchymatous ring consists of small ones connecting the ring with the epidermis.
Within the sclerenchymatous band lie small vascular bundles at regular intervals just towards the cortex.