What is parenchyma?


Parenchyma refers to functional tissue of an organ as distinguished from the connective and supporting tissue. It may also refer to cellular tissue, usually soft and succulent found mostly in the softer parts of leaves.
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Parenchyma is one of the simple tissues in plants. It is the tissue that makes up most of the soft primary growth of roots, stems, leaves, and flowers.
Parenchyma is the fundamental tissue of plants, composed of thin-walled cells able to
n. A leaf tissue composed of columnar cells containing numerous chloroplasts in which the long axis of each cell is perpendicular to the leaf surface.
parenchyma: animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels; the primary tissue of higher plants composed
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Botany the fundamental tissue of plants, composed of thin-walled cells able to divide.
Anatomy, Zoology the specific tissue of an animal organ as distinguished from its connective or supporting tissue.
Zoology a type of soft, spongy connective tissue of certain invertebrates, as the flatworms.
Pathology the functional tissue of a morbid growth.
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Parenchyma is a plant cells. The main purpose of parenchyma is the storage of food such as starch and water. As well, the intercellular air spaces in parenchyma cells permit gaseous exchange. They are present mainly in soft areas of the leaves, root, stems, flowers, fruits and so on.
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