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English noun: parenchyma

1. parenchyma (body) animal tissue that constitutes the essential part of an organ as contrasted with e.g. connective tissue and blood vessels

Broader (hypernym)animal tissue

2. parenchyma (plant) 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

Broader (hypernym)plant tissue

Narrower (hyponym)chlorenchyma

Substance meronymflesh, foliage, leaf, leafage, pith, pulp, root

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