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- 1. parenchyma, animal tissue
- usage: animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels
- 2. parenchyma, plant tissue
- usage: 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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