aerenchyma

noun aer·en·chy·ma \ ˌer-ˈeŋ-kə-mə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of aerenchyma

aer- + -enchyma, after German Aërenchym


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