parenchyma definition

  • noun:
    • Anatomy The structure attribute of an organ, as distinguished from connected connective or supporting tissues.
    • Botany The primary muscle of higher flowers, composed of thin-walled cells and developing vast majority of leaves, roots, the pulp of fruit, in addition to pith of stems.
    • The functional part of an organ, instead of promoting muscle.
    • the bottom muscle making-up most of the non-woody parts of a plant.
    • The soft mobile material associated with the areas of flowers and pets, just like the pulp of leaves, the smooth structure of glands, and the like.
    • In anatomy and zoology: the appropriate tissue or material of any component or organ, as distinguished through the connective or any other sustentacular structure which it contains.
    • The undifferentiated body-substance or chyme-mass of unicellular pet, as an infusorian; indistinguishable cell-substance; endoplasm.
    • the overall substance of interior of parenchymatous worms.
    • In botany, might mobile structure of flowers: contradistinguished from prosenchyma, or fibrovascular structure.
    • additionally parenchyme.
    • the main tissue of higher flowers composed of thin-walled cells that stay capable of cell unit even if adult; constitutes vast majority of leaves, origins, the pulp of fruits, in addition to pith of stems
    • animal muscle that constitutes the primary part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective muscle and arteries

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