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  1. (medicine) Alternative form of parenchymal
  2. (botany) Related to parenchyma.
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The kidneys may appear normal or anemic and flaccid, but microscopically they usually show a chronic parenchymatous degeneration.
This parenchymatous mass consists of oval cells filled with fatty matter and granules of aleurone.
Superficial glossitis, however, sometimes terminates in parenchymatous glossitis.
In this condition the pancreas may be the seat of either acute parenchymatous inflammation or of metastatic abscesses.
In another class of cases of tonsillitis the inflammatory process may be chiefly parenchymatous, for rarely is it wholly so.
Every parenchymatous inflammation tends to alter the histological and functional character of an organ.

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