from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as parenchyma.
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Under these again is the "parenchyme," several layers of more or less rounded cells, leaving air spaces and passages between them.
From place to place in the parenchyme run "fibro-vascular bundles," forming a sort of skeleton to the leaf, and comprising air-vessels on the upper side, rayed or dotted vessels with woody fibre below, and vessels of various kinds.