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
First Known Use: circa 1893
Learn More about aerenchyma
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about aerenchyma
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up aerenchyma? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).