Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
parenchyma \pa*ren"chy*ma\ (p[.a]*r[e^][ng]"k[i^]*m[.a]), n.
[NL., from Gr. pare`gchyma, fr. paregchei^n to pour in
beside; para` beside + 'en in + chei^n to pour: cf. F.
The soft cellular substance of the tissues of plants and
animals, like the pulp of leaves, the soft tissue of glands,
and the like.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an
organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood
2: 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
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