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pseudoparenchyma

[soo-doh-puh-reng-kuh-muh] /ˌsu doʊ pəˈrɛŋ kə mə/
noun, Biology
1.
(in certain fungi and red algae) a compact mass of tissue, made up of interwoven hyphae or filaments, that superficially resembles plant tissue.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; pseudo- + parenchyma
Related forms
pseudoparenchymal, pseudoparenchymatous
[soo-doh-par-uh ng-kim-uh-tuh s] /ˌsu doʊˌpær əŋˈkɪm ə təs/ (Show IPA),
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