lenticel

noun
len·​ti·​cel | \ ˈlen-tə-ˌsel How to pronounce lenticel (audio) \

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

First Known Use of lenticel

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lenticel

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

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