Origin of chlorenchyma

First recorded in 1890–95; chlor(ophyll) + (par)enchyma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for chlorenchyma


  1. plant tissue consisting of parenchyma cells that contain chlorophyll

Word Origin for chlorenchyma

C19: from chlor (ophyll) + -enchyma
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chlorenchyma in Science


  1. Plant tissue consisting of parenchyma cells that contain chloroplasts and forming the basic green tissue of plant leaves and stems.
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