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2 entries found for parenchyma.
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Main Entry: pa·ren·chy·ma
Pronunciation: pschwa-primarystressreeng-kschwa-mschwa
Function: noun
1 : the tissue of an animal organ (as a gland) that performs the work of the organ as compared to tissue which only gives support or serves as a framework
2 : a tissue of higher plants consisting of thin-walled living cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature, are the location where photosynthesis takes place and materials and food are stored, and make up much of the substance of leaves and roots and the pulp of fruits as well as parts of stems and supporting structures

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