parenchyma

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From Ancient Greek παρέγχυμα (parénkhuma, anything poured in beside), from παρά 'alongside' + -enchyma.

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parenchyma (countable and uncountable, plural parenchymas or parenchymata)

  1. (animal biology) The functional part of an organ, as opposed to supporting tissue.
  2. (botany) The ground tissue making up most of the non-woody parts of a plant.

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