Dictionary

aerenchyma

noun aer·en·chy·ma \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
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of AERENCHYMA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1893

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: aeri-Previous Word in the Dictionary: aeratorAll Words Near: aerenchyma
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears