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chlorenchyma

[kluh-reng-kuh-muh]
noun Botany.
  1. 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

noun
  1. plant tissue consisting of parenchyma cells that contain chlorophyll
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Word Origin

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

chlorenchyma

[klə-rĕngkə-mə]
  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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