Aerenchyma meaning

âr-ĕngkə-mə
A spongy tissue with large intercellular air spaces that is found in aquatic plants. It provides buoyancy and allows the circulation of gases.
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A spongy tissue with large air spaces found between the cells of the stems and leaves of aquatic plants. Aerenchyma provides buoyancy and allows the circulation of gases.
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(botany) A spongy, airy tissue founds especially in the roots of aquatic plants.
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Origin of aerenchyma

  • New Latin aer(o)– Greek enkhuma filling (from enkhein to pour in) (en- in en–2) (khein to pour chyme)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin aer (“air") + -enchyma

    From Wiktionary