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parenchyma

pa·ren·chy·ma

parenchyma

 
pronunciation:
p reng k m
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the essential, functional tissue of an organ, as distinguished from its connective or supporting tissue.
definition 2: the soft, thin-walled cellular tissue of plants.
definition 3: spongy tissue that is found around the organs of some invertebrates.
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derivations: parenchymal (adj.), parenchymatous (adj.)
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