mesophyll

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noun me·so·phyll \ˈme-zə-ˌfil, ˈmē-, -sə-\

Definition of mesophyll

  1. :  the parenchyma between the epidermal layers of a foliage leaf

mesophyllic

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mesophyllous

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Origin and Etymology of mesophyll

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


First Known Use: 1848


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