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.
By recent German writers and their English translators, this term is used for
(Zol.) The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituting the stony corals.
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