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Parenchyma vs. Sclerenchyma

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Main Difference

The main difference between Parenchyma and Sclerenchyma is that the Parenchyma is a Tissue biology and Sclerenchyma is a supporting tissue in plants

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  • Parenchyma (noun)

    The functional connective and supporting tissue.

  • Parenchyma (noun)

    The cellular tissue, typically soft and succulent, found chiefly in the softer parts of leaves, pulp of fruits, bark and pith of stems, etc.

  • Sclerenchyma (noun)

    A mechanical ground tissue, impermeable to water, which consists of cells having narrow lumen and thick, mineralized walls of lignin; present in stems, vascular bundles (of monocots), seed coverings, and vein and tips of leaves.

  • Sclerenchyma (noun)

    The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of the stony corals (Anthozoa).

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