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 and Etymology of lenticel
New Latin lenticella, diminutive of Latin lent-, lens lentil
First Known Use: circa 1864
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).