Definition of Parenchyma

1. Noun. Animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels.

Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue



2. Noun. The primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature; constitutes the greater part of leaves, roots, the pulp of fruits, and the pith of stems.
Generic synonyms: Plant Tissue
Substance meronyms: Flesh, Pulp, Pith, Root, Foliage, Leaf, Leafage
Specialized synonyms: Chlorenchyma

Definition of Parenchyma

1. n. The soft celluar substance of the tissues of plants and animals, like the pulp of leaves, to soft tissue of glands, and the like.

Definition of Parenchyma

1. Noun. (context: animal biology) The functional part of an organ, as opposed to supporting tissue. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) The ground tissue making up most of the non-woody parts of a plant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parenchyma

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Medical Definition of Parenchyma

1. The essential elements of an organ, used in anatomical nomenclature as a general term to designate the functional elements of an organ, as distinguished from its framework or stroma. Origin: Gr. = anything poured in beside This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parenchyma

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parella
parellas
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parelles
parembole
paremiological
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paremiologists
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parencephalitis
parencephalocele
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parenchyma (current term)
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parenchymal cell
parenchymas
parenchymata
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parenchymatous
parenchymatous cartilage
parenchymatous cell of corpus pineale
parenchymatous degeneration
parenchymatous goiter
parenchymatous haemorrhage
parenchymatous mastitis
parenchymatous neuritis

Literary usage of Parenchyma

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1. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"This arrangement makes it possible for the parenchyma cells of the leaf to absorb more readily ... AQUATIC PLANT parenchyma The parenchyma of aquatic plants ..."

2. Identification of the Economic Woods of the United States: Including a by Samuel James Record (1919)
"The individual cells of a wood- parenchyma strand are mostly short and prismatic, ... Between wood fibres and wood-parenchyma strands are intermediate forms ..."

3. Identification of the Economic Woods of the United States: Including a by Samuel James Record (1912)
"The individual cells of a wood- parenchyma fibre are mostly short and prismatic, ... Between wood fibres and wood-parenchyma fibres are intermediate forms ..."

4. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology by Museum of Comparative Zoology, John E. Cadle, Harvard University (1905)
"The great bulk of the substance of the head therefore consists of parenchyma, and this is but little less true of the other portions of the body. ..."

5. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1903)
"THE parenchyma. The parenchyma (Figs. 6, 7, 8, 12, etc.) fills the places around the organs, being somewhat denser where it is in contact with them (Figs. ..."

6. Applied and Economic Botany: Especially Adapted for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1914)
"parenchyma.—Under the head of parenchyma are included those cells which are nearly ... In some instances the parenchyma, as in the endosperm of date, ..."

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