Meaning of parenchyma
Pronunciation: (pu-reng'ku-mu), [key]
- the fundamental tissue of plants, composed of thin-walled cells able to divide.
- the specific tissue of an animal organ as distinguished from its connective or supporting tissue.
- a type of soft, spongy connective tissue of certain invertebrates, as the flatworms.
- the functional tissue of a morbid growth.
- parenchyma (Thesaurus)