Parenchyma is defined as the functional part of organ tissue, or tissue found in the soft parts of plants and fruits.(noun)
An example of parenchyma is the pulp of a fruit.
See parenchyma in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ModL < Gr, anything poured in beside < para-, beside (see para-) + enchyma, infusion < enchein, to pour in < en-, in + cheein, to pour: see found
See parenchyma in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: New Latin
Origin: , from Greek parenkhuma, visceral flesh
Origin: , from parenkhein, to pour in beside
Origin: : para-, beside; see para-1
Origin: + en-, in; see en in Indo-European roots
Origin: + khein, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
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