lenticel

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noun len·ti·cel \ˈlen-tə-ˌsel\

Definition of lenticel

  1. :  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 and Etymology of lenticel

New Latin lenticella, diminutive of Latin lent-, lens lentil


First Known Use: circa 1864


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