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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

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