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sclerenchyma a plant tissue in which the cells have greatly thickened walls impregnated with LIGNIN, and no cell contents. The tissue has the mechanical function of supporting the plant, and consists of two types of cells: fibres and SCLEREIDS. fibres are long cells with tapered ends, which are often grouped into bundles.