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Aepyorniformes
aepyornis
aeq
aequam servare mentem
aequo animo
aer-
Aerate
Aerated
Aerated bread
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Aeration
aerator
aere perennius
Aerenchym
Aerial
Aerial acid
aerial ladder
aerial ladder truck
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Aerial railway
Aerial roots
Aerial sickness
aerial torpedo

aerenchyma definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1893 modified parenchymatous tissue having large intracellular air spaces that is found especially in aquatic plants where it facilitates gaseous exchange and maintains buoyancy

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Bot. a soft plant tissue containing air spaces found esp. in many aquatic plants. Etymology: Gk aer air + egkhuma infusion

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aerenchym A"["e]r*en`chym, Aerenchyma A`["e]r*en"chy*ma, n. [NL. a["e]renchyma. See A["e]ro-; Enchyma.] (Bot.) A secondary respiratory tissue or modified periderm, found in many aquatic plants and distinguished by the large intercellular spaces.



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