mesophyll

noun
me·​so·​phyll | \ ˈme-zə-ˌfil How to pronounce mesophyll (audio) , ˈmē- How to pronounce mesophyll (audio) , -sə- \

Definition of mesophyll

: the parenchyma between the epidermal layers of a foliage leaf

Other Words from mesophyll

mesophyllic \ ˌme-​zə-​ˈfi-​lik How to pronounce mesophyll (audio) , ˌmē-​ , -​sə-​ \ or mesophyllous \ ˌme-​zə-​ˈfi-​ləs How to pronounce mesophyll (audio) , ˌmē-​ , -​sə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of mesophyll

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesophyll

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

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“Mesophyll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesophyll. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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