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

Learn More about lenticel

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lenticel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).