pseudoparenchyma

pseudoparenchyma

[soo-doh-puh-reng-kuh-muh]
noun Biology.
(in certain fungi and red algae) a compact mass of tissue, made up of interwoven hyphae or filaments, that superficially resembles plant tissue.

Origin:
1870–75; pseudo- + parenchyma

pseudoparenchymal, pseudoparenchymatous [soo-doh-par-uhng-kim-uh-tuhs] , adjective
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