from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the parenchyma or green cellular matter of leaves: a term proposed by Link, but not in use.
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Henceforward, if I ever make botanical quotations, I shall always call parenchyma, By-tis; prosenchyma, To-tis; and diachyma, Through-tis, short for By-tissue, To-tissue, and Through-tissue -- then the student will see what all this modern wisdom comes to!
I close the present one with one more protest against the entirely absurd terms 'par-enchyma,' for common cellular tissue, 'pros-enchyma,' for cellular tissue with longer cells; -- 'cambium' for an early state of _both_, and 'diachyma' for a peculiar position of _one_! [