parenchymatous

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parenchyma pa·ren·chy·ma (pə-rěng'kə-mə)
n.
The distinguishing cells of a gland or organ, contained in and supported by the stroma.


pa·ren'chy·mal or par'en·chym'a·tous (pār'ěn-kĭm'ə-təs) adj.
par'en·chym'a·tous·ly adv.
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