mesophyll

noun

me·​so·​phyll ˈme-zə-ˌfil How to pronounce mesophyll (audio) ˈmē- How to pronounce mesophyll (audio)
-sə-
: the parenchyma between the epidermal layers of a foliage leaf
mesophyllic
ˌme-zə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce mesophyll (audio)
ˌmē-
-sə-
adjective
or mesophyllous
ˌme-zə-ˈfi-ləs How to pronounce mesophyll (audio)
ˌmē-,
-sə-

Word History

Etymology

New Latin mesophyllum, from mes- + Greek phyllon leaf — more at blade

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mesophyll was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Mesophyll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesophyll. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

mesophyll

noun
me·​so·​phyll ˈmez-ə-ˌfil How to pronounce mesophyll (audio) ˈmēz- How to pronounce mesophyll (audio)
ˈmēs-,
ˈmes-
: the tissue of a leaf that lies between the surface layers and contains cells used for storage and carrying on photosynthesis

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