parenchyma defined in 1951 yearparenchyma - parenchyma;
parenchyma - (Bot.). Tissue consisting of living, thin-walled cells, often almost as broad as long, and permeated by a system of intercellular spaces containing air. Cortex and pith are typically composed of parenchyma. (Zool.). (1) Loose tissue consisting of irregularly-shaped vacuolated cells, forming a large part of body of Platyhelminthes. (2) The specific cells of an organ, as opposed to the blood-vessels, connective tissue, etc.
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