Definitions for parenchymalˌpær əŋˈkɪm ə təs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•ren•chy•mapəˈrɛŋ kə mə(n.)

  1. the fundamental tissue of plants, composed of thin-walled cells able to divide.

    Category: Botany

  2. the functional tissue of an animal organ as distinguished from its connective or supporting tissue.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  3. a spongy connective tissue of certain invertebrates.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of parenchyma:

1645–55; < NL < Gk parénchyma lit., something poured in beside =par-par - +énchyma infusion; see mesenchyme

pa•ren′chy•malˌpær əŋˈkɪm ə təs(adj.)

par•en•chym•a•tousˌpær əŋˈkɪm ə təs(adj.)


  1. parenchymal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to parenchyma

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parenchymal(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or consisting of, parenchyma


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