Literally meaning: “that which is poured in”
Origin: Anc Greek
παρα-/para-(=pefix denoting “beside”, “near”)
+έγχυμα/enchyma( = infusion or juice) > εν-/en-(=with) +εγχέω/enheo-(=pur).
- By English botanist and plant physiologist Nehemiah Grew (1628 - 1711). Grew stated that every plant organ had two parts, a ligneous (woody) and a pithy part composed of undifferentiated cells with air spaces bettween them.
- (histology) The functional tissue characteristic of an organ, as distinguished from the capsule that encompasses it or supporting tissues
- (botany) The primary tissue of higher plants, composed of thin-walled and usually undifferentiated cells