aerenchyma


aer·en·chy·ma

noun \ˌer-ˈeŋ-kə-mə\

Definition of AERENCHYMA

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

Origin of AERENCHYMA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1893

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