parenchymal cell


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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]

parenchymal cell

[pəreng′kiməl]
any cell that is a functional element of an organ, such as a hepatocyte.
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