spongy parenchyma


: a spongy layer of irregular chlorophyll-bearing cells interspersed with air spaces that fills the interior part of a leaf below the palisade layer

called also spongy layer, spongy tissue

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spongy parenchyma was in 1884

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“Spongy parenchyma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spongy%20parenchyma. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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