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aerenchyma

noun aer·en·chy·ma \ˌer-ˈeŋ-kə-mə\

Definition of aerenchyma

  1. :  modified parenchymatous tissue having large intracellular air spaces that is found especially in aquatic plants where it facilitates gaseous exchange and maintains buoyancy



Origin and Etymology of aerenchyma

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1893


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