Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The primitive formative juice, from which the tissues, particularly the cellular tissue, are formed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The primitive formative juice, from which the tissues, particularly the cellular tissue, are formed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A liquid elaborated from chyme and used in the formation of the living cells and tissues.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἔγχυμα ("infusion") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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_! [

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

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