noun len·ti·cel \ˈlen-tə-ˌsel\

Definition of LENTICEL

:  a loose aggregation of cells which penetrates the surface (as of a stem) of a woody plant and through which gases are exchanged between the atmosphere and the underlying tissues

Origin of LENTICEL

New Latin lenticella, diminutive of Latin lent-, lens lentil
First Known Use: circa 1864


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