lenticel

noun len·ti·cel \ ˈlen-tə-ˌsel \

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


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