Definitions for "Sclerenchyma"
Vegetable tissue composed of short cells with thickened or hardened walls, as in nutshells and the gritty parts of a pear. See Sclerotic.
The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituting the stony corals.
n. (Gr. skleros, hard; enchyma, an infusion) tissue of uniformly thick-walled, dead cells in the stem whose principal function is mechanical. The cells are usually grouped into fibers.