wood parenchyma

wood parenchyma
the vertical and usually axially arranged parenchyma of the xylem that is believed to function chiefly in carbohydrate storage

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  • ray parenchyma — noun Etymology: ray (II) : the horizontal and usually radially arranged parenchyma that constitutes all or most of a plant ray compare phloem parenchyma, wood parenchyma …   Useful english dictionary

  • xylem parenchyma — noun : wood parenchyma …   Useful english dictionary

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