Antonyms
Etymology

1. parenchyma

noun. animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels.

Antonyms

  • cortex

Etymology

  • παρέγχυμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. parenchyma

noun. 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.

Synonyms

  • pulp
  • plant tissue
  • pith
  • leaf
  • leafage
  • root
  • foliage
  • chlorenchyma

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • παρέγχυμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Sentences with parenchyma


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cork is a type of bark (suberose parenchyma) that can be harvested from a live cork oak tree in a sustainable way.

2. Adjective
The major cells of plants are parenchyma cells, which make up plant leaves and facilitate metabolism and food production.

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