from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a name proposed by Schwendener for those elements which impart strength to a fibrovascular bundle. Compare mestome.
  • noun The hard tissue of the body of invertebrates. Also stereom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A section of sclerenchyma at the base of a phyllary in some members of the Asteraceae.
  • noun botany, obsolete sclerenchyma


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