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chlorenchyma

[ kluh-reng-kuh-muh ]
/ kləˈrɛŋ kə mə /
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noun Botany.
parenchymal tissue containing chlorophyll.
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Origin of chlorenchyma

First recorded in 1890–95; chlor(ophyll) + (par)enchyma
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British Dictionary definitions for chlorenchyma

chlorenchyma
/ (kləˈrɛŋkɪmə) /

noun
plant tissue consisting of parenchyma cells that contain chlorophyll

Word Origin for chlorenchyma

C19: from chlor (ophyll) + -enchyma
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Scientific definitions for chlorenchyma

chlorenchyma
[ klə-rĕngkə-mə ]

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