Definition of sclerenchymatous in English:

sclerenchymatous

adjective

Botany
  • See sclerenchyma

    • ‘The inner sheath, termed the sclerenchymatous bundle or mestome sheath, is colourless and contains thickened walls and extensive suberin lamella.’
    • ‘A conspicuous anatomical feature associated with pepper fruit ripening was the development of a plate of sclerenchymatous tissue in the separation zone.’
    • ‘The structural reinforcement of the sclerenchymatous tegmen and lignified endotesta also appears to be responsible for the unrolling of the recurved margins during imbibition.’
    • ‘Hence, wall preparations used for analyses still contained the walls of rhizodermal, exodermal, and sclerenchymatous cells.’
    • ‘At regions around the petioles that overlie major vascular bundles in both species the surface tissues do not separate from the underlying sclerenchymatous cells and no ice masses form there.’

Pronunciation

sclerenchymatous

/ˌsklɪərɛŋˈkɪmətəs/