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parenchyma

 [pah-reng´kĭ-mah]
the essential or functional elements of an organ, as distinguished from its framework, which is called the stroma. adj., adj paren´chymal, parenchym´atous.
parenchyma of prostate glandular substance consisting of small compound tubulosaccular or tubuloalveolar glands, making up the bulk of the prostate; it is surrounded by muscular substance and permeated by muscular strands.
renal parenchyma the functional tissue of the kidney, consisting of the nephrons.

pa·ren·chy·ma

(pă-reng'ki-mă), [TA]
1. The distinguishing or specific cells of a gland or organ, contained in and supported by the connective tissue framework, or stroma.
2. The endoplasm of a protozoan cell.
3. In the lung, consists of the gas-exchanging portion, excluding the radiographically visible blood vessels and bronchi.
[G. anything poured in beside, fr. parencheō, to pour in beside]

parenchyma

/pa·ren·chy·ma/ (pah-reng´kĭ-mah) [Gr.] the essential or functional elements of an organ, as distinguished from its stroma or framework.paren´chymalparenchym´atous
renal parenchyma  the functional tissue of the kidney, consisting of the nephrons.

parenchyma

(pə-rĕng′kə-mə)
n.
1. Anatomy The tissue characteristic of an organ, as distinguished from associated connective or supporting tissues.
2. Botany A simple plant tissue, composed of thin-walled cells and forming the greater part of leaves, roots, the pulp of fruit, and the pith of stems.

pa·ren′chy·mal, par′en·chym′a·tous (păr′ĕn-kĭm′ə-təs) adj.

parenchyma

[pəreng′kimə]
Etymology: Gk, para + enchyma, infusion
the functional tissue or cells of an organ or gland, as distinguished from supporting or connective tissue.

pa·ren·chy·ma

(pă-rengk'i-mă) [TA]
1. The distinguishing or specific cells of a gland or organ, contained in and supported by the connective tissue framework, or stroma.
2. The endoplasm of a protozoan cell.
[G. anything poured in beside, fr. parencheō, to pour in beside]
Parenchymaclick for a larger image
Fig. 246 Parenchyma . Transverse section of cells.

parenchyma

  1. a tissue composed of parenchyma cells which are thin-walled ‘general purpose’ plant cells that often have a packing function. Parenchyma cells remain alive at maturity and can become meristematic, as in INTERFASCICULAR CAMBIUM (see SECONDARY THICKENING). See Fig. 246 .
  2. 2 the loose, vacuolated cells that form much of the body tissue of platyhelminths.
  3. 3 any specific organ cells apart from connective tissues and blood vessels.

parenchyma

cells characteristic of an organ, contained within and supported by the stroma

parenchyma

the essential or functional elements of an organ, as distinguished from its stroma or framework.