Meaning of spongy parenchyma

spon'gy paren'chyma

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— Bot. Bot.
  1. the lower layer of the ground tissue of a leaf, characteristically containing irregularly shaped cells with relatively few chloroplasts and large intercellular spaces. Also called
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