Parenchyma

Parenchyma (pale grey) in a plant stem, with scattered veins (darker red)

Parenchyma (ə/)[1][2] is the bulk of a substance. In animals, a parenchyma comprises the functional parts of an organ and in plants parenchyma is the ground tissue of nonwoody structures.

Etymology

The term "parenchyma" is New Latin from Greek παρέγχυμα parenkhyma, "visceral flesh" from παρεγχεῖν parenkhein, "to pour in" from παρα- para-, "beside", ἐν en-, "in" and χεῖν khein, "to pour".[3]

Originally, Erasistratus and other anatomists used it to refer to certain human tissues.[4] Later, it was also applied to some plant tissues by Nehemiah Grew.[5]

Other Languages
العربية: نسيج حشوي
беларуская: Парэнхіма
български: Паренхим
čeština: Parenchym
Deutsch: Parenchym
eesti: Põhikude
español: Parénquima
Esperanto: Parenkimo
euskara: Parenkima
فارسی: پارانشیم
galego: Parénquima
հայերեն: Պարենքիմ
hrvatski: Parenhim
italiano: Parenchima
ქართული: პარენქიმა
Latina: Parenchyma
latviešu: Parenhīma
lumbaart: Parenchìma
magyar: Parenchima
മലയാളം: മൃദൂതകം
日本語: 柔組織
português: Parênquima
română: Parenchim
русский: Паренхима
slovenščina: Parenhim
српски / srpski: Паренхимска ткива
suomi: Parenkyymi
svenska: Parenkym
українська: Паренхіма
中文: 薄壁组织