mesophyll


me·so·phyll

noun \ˈme-zə-ˌfil, ˈmē-, -sə-\

Definition of MESOPHYLL

:  the parenchyma between the epidermal layers of a foliage leaf
me·so·phyl·lic \ˌme-zə-ˈfi-lik, ˌmē-, -sə-\ or me·so·phyl·lous \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of MESOPHYLL

New Latin mesophyllum, from mes- + Greek phyllon leaf — more at blade
First Known Use: 1848

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