Origin of parenchyma
Examples from the Web for parenchyma
The epidermis over the parenchyma of Digraphis arundinacea consists of rectangular cells with plane walls.Grasses|H. Marshall Ward
This is because the cells of their parenchyma are gorged with very minute solid particles of silt.
The dark colour is due to minute masses of blackish pigment in the cells of the parenchyma.
The parenchyma of the barks abounds in starch and oxalate of lime, or else contains a soft brown deposit.
Bleeding may also occur from vessels in the parenchyma of organs invaded by the ulcer.
British Dictionary definitions for parenchyma
Word Origin for parenchyma
Word Origin and History for parenchyma
1650s, Modern Latin, from Greek parenkhyma "something poured in beside," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + enkhyma "infusion," from en- "in" + khein "to pour" (see found (v.2)). In ancient physiology, the stuff that was supposed to make up the liver, lungs, etc., which was believed to be formed from blood strained through the capillaries and congealed.