Definition of Mesophyll

1. Noun. (botany) The soft internal parenchyma of a leaf ¹



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Definition of Mesophyll

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mesophyll

1. Tissue found in the interior of leaves, made up of photosynthetic (parenchyma) cells, also called chlorenchyma cells. Consists of relatively large, highly vacuolated cells, with many chloroplasts. Includes palisade parenchyma and spongy mesophyll. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesophyll

mesopexy
mesophanerophyte
mesophanerophytes
mesophase
mesophases
mesophil
mesophile
mesophiles
mesophilic
mesophlebitis
mesophlum
mesophragma
mesophryon
mesophyl
mesophylic
mesophyll (current term)
mesophylla
mesophyllic
mesophyllous
mesophylls
mesophyllum
mesophyls
mesophyron
mesophyte
mesophytes
mesophytic
mesophytic plant
mesopic
mesopic perimetry
mesoplanet

Literary usage of Mesophyll

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1. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1904)
"THE mesophyll. Spongy mesophyll and palisade cells—Transverse section of leaf— ... THE mesophyll forms a sort of spongy filling-up tissue between the ..."

2. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1904)
"THE mesophyll. Spongy mesophyll and palisade cells—Transverse section of leaf— ... THE mesophyll forms a sort of spongy filling-up tissue between the ..."

3. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder (1908)
"In other cases spherical or hemispherical groups of mesophyll-cells, ... In other cases again, isolated cells of the mesophyll are silicified. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"It was soon noticed that the mesophyll and epidermis of the brown spots 930 ress through the water or aid them in crawling. The mandibles and mandibular ..."

5. The Elements of Vegetable Histology by Charles William Ballard (1921)
"The mesophyll or leaf parenchyma elements represent the original tissues of the leaf, ... The mesophyll consists of several layers of irregularly circular ..."

6. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"The work of leaves depends completely upon the free access of air into the mesophyll. Both photosynthesis and respiration would be seriously impeded if the ..."

7. The Broad-sclerophyll Vegetation of California: An Ecological Study of the by William Skinner Cooper (1922)
"Palisade tissue two to three layers deep, occupying one-half the mesophyll; sponge rather loose, and many of the cells palisade-like. ..."

8. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"The anthocyan is confined to the mesophyll in 64 per cent, of these, to the epidermis in 20 per cent., and is common to both in 16 per cent. ..."

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