Aerenchyma
Aerenchym A"["e]r*en`chym, ||Aerenchyma A`["e]r*en"chy*ma, n. [NL. a["e]renchyma. See {A["e]ro-}; {Enchyma}.] (Bot.) A secondary respiratory tissue or modified periderm, found in many aquatic plants and distinguished by the large intercellular spaces. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Aerenchyma — is an airy tissue found in roots of plants, which allows exchange of gases between the shoot and the root. It contains large air filled cavities, which provide a low resistance internal pathway for the exchange of gases such as oxygen and… …   Wikipedia

  • aerenchyma — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1893 modified parenchymatous tissue having large intracellular air spaces that is found especially in aquatic plants where it facilitates gaseous exchange and maintains buoyancy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aerenchyma — Form of parenchyma with large air spaces that gives buoyancy to aquatic plants …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • aerenchyma — /air reng keuh meuh, airen /, n. Bot. a tissue in certain aquatic plants, consisting of thin walled cells and large intercellular spaces adapted for internal circulation of air. [1895 1900; < NL; see AER , PARENCHYMA] * * * …   Universalium

  • aerenchyma — noun A spongy, airy tissue founds especially in the roots of aquatic plants …   Wiktionary

  • aerenchyma — [ɛ: rɛŋkɪmə] noun Botany a soft plant tissue containing air spaces, found especially in many aquatic plants. Origin C19: from Gk aēr air + enkhuma infusion …   English new terms dictionary

  • aerenchyma — aer·en·chy·ma …   English syllables

  • aerenchyma — n. Bot. a soft plant tissue containing air spaces found esp. in many aquatic plants. Etymology: Gk aer air + egkhuma infusion …   Useful english dictionary

  • angiosperm — /an jee euh sperrm /, n. Bot. a plant having its seeds enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant. Cf. gymnosperm. [ANGIO + SPERM] * * * ▪ plant Introduction       any member of the more than 300,000 species of flowering plants (division Anthophyta) …   Universalium

  • Aerenchym — A [ e]r*en chym, ||Aerenchyma A [ e]r*en chy*ma, n. [NL. a[ e]renchyma. See {A[ e]ro }; {Enchyma}.] (Bot.) A secondary respiratory tissue or modified periderm, found in many aquatic plants and distinguished by the large intercellular spaces.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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