parenchyma

Type of unspecialised cell making up the ground tissue of plants. The cells are large and usually highly vacuolated, with thin, unlignified walls. They are often photosynthetic, in which case they may be termed chlorenchyma.
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Parenchyma

The tissue that performs the function of an organ as opposed to the tissue that provide support (this is called the stroma) - To give an example in the human body would assume knowledge of histology, which most visitors to this site will not have. A fair analogy would be the bicycle. The wheels, chain and pedals are the parenchyma and the frame is … ...
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Parenchyma

The plant tissue consisting of cells concerned with physiological activities i.e. capable of photosynthesis or storage, as distinguished from supportive tissue.
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parenchyma

A generalized cell or tissue in a plant. These cells may manufacture or store food, and can often divide or differentiate into other kinds of cells.
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parenchyma

A tissue composed of living, thin-walled cells that can continue to divide even when mature; parenchyma cells usually leave intercellular spaces between them.
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parenchyma

[n] - the primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature 2. [n] - animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels
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Parenchyma

Parenchyma: The key elements of an organ essential to its functioning, as distinct from the capsule that encompasses it and other supporting structures. The parenchyma is thus opposed to the connective tissue framework, or stroma, of an organ. The parenchyma of the testis consists of what are called the seminiferous tubules. The Greek word 'parench...
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Parenchyma

Pa·ren'chy·ma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to pour in beside; para` beside + ... in + ... to pour: confer French parenchyme .] (Biol.) The soft celluar substance of the tissues of plants and animals, like the pulp of leaves, to soft tissue of glands, and the like...
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parenchyma

<pathology> The essential elements of an organ, used in anatomical nomenclature as a general term to designate the functional elements of an organ, as distinguished from its framework or stroma. ... Origin: Gr. = anything poured in beside ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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parenchyma

(pә-reng´kĭ-mә) the essential or functional elements of an organ, as distinguished from its framework, which is called the stroma. adj., paren´chymal, parenchym´atous., adj. parenchyma of prostate glandular substance consisting of small compound tubulosaccular or...
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Parenchyma

• (n.) The soft celluar substance of the tissues of plants and animals, like the pulp of leaves, to soft tissue of glands, and the like.
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parenchyma

(from the article `respiratory disease`) ...to the acinus. The wall of the acinus consists of blood capillaries, and the remaining structures are extremely thin, only providing supporting ...
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parenchyma

in plants, tissue typically composed of living cells that are thin-walled, unspecialized in structure, and therefore adaptable, with ... [3 related articles]
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parenchyma

(Gr. 'anything poured in beside') the essential elements of an organ; used in anatomical nomenclature as a general term to designate the functional elements of an organ, as distinguished from its framework, or stroma.
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parenchyma

parenchyma 1. The key elements of an organ essential to its functioning, as distinct from the capsule that encompasses it and other supporting structures. The parenchyma is therefore opposed to the connective tissue framework, or stroma, of an organ. The parenchyma of the testis consists of what are called the seminiferous tubules. 2. Etymology: ...
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parenchyma

• (BOTANY) The primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division, even when mature. These cells are often almost as broad as long, and are permeated by a system of intercellular spaces containing air. Parenchyma makes up the greater part of leave...
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parenchyma

Type: Term Pronunciation: pă-reng′ki-mă Definitions: 1. The distinguishing or specific cells of a gland or organ, contained in and supported by the connective tissue framework, or stroma. 2. The endoplasm of a protozoan cell. 3. In the lung, consists of the gas-exchanging portion, excluding the radiographically visible blood vessels...
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parenchyma

Plant tissue composed of loosely packed, more or less spherical cells, with thin cellulose walls. Although parenchyma often has no specialized function, it is usually present in large amounts, forming a packing or ground tissue. It usually has many intercellular spaces
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parenchyma

Greek para = beside or near, en = in, and chein = to pour; hence a general term to designate the functional elements of an organ, as opposed to the framework or stroma.
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parenchyma

The essential or functional elements of an organ.
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Parenchyma

Parenchyma is the bulk of a substance. In animals, a parenchyma comprises the functional parts of an organ and in plants parenchyma is the ground tissue of nonwoody structures. The term parenchyma is New Latin, f. Greek παρέγχυμα - parenkhuma, `visceral flesh`, f. παρεγχεῖν - parenkhein, `to pour in` f. para-, `beside` + e...
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Parenchyma

Portion of the mammary gland that contains the secretory alveoli and the ducts that transport the milk secretions.
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Parenchyma

The key elements of an organ essential to its functioning, as distinct from the capsule that encompasses it and other supporting structures. The parenchyma is thus opposed to the connective tissue framework, or stroma, of an organ. The parenchyma of the testis consists of what are called the seminiferous tubules.
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Parenchyma

The essential working part of the organ that is concerned with the function.
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Parenchyma

the functional part of an organ (in contrast to its supporting tissue)
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