aerenchyma


aerenchyma

noun Botany.

  1. a tissue in certain aquatic plants, consisting of thin-walled cells and large intercellular spaces adapted for internal circulation of air.

noun

  1. plant tissue with large air-filled spaces, which is typical of aquatic plants and allows air to reach waterlogged parts

  1. A spongy tissue with large air spaces found between the cells of the stems and leaves of aquatic plants. Aerenchyma provides buoyancy and allows the circulation of gases.

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