[ mez-uh-fil, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˈmɛz ə fɪl, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə- /
the parenchyma, usually containing chlorophyll, that forms the interior parts of a leaf.
Related formsmes·o·phyl·lic, mes·o·phyl·lous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for mesophyll
In longitudinal sections, the cells, except of the mesophyll (green tissue) are much elongated.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
It is of interest to note the occurrence of precisely similar elements in the mesophyll of Lepidodendron leaves.
British Dictionary definitions for mesophyll
/ (ˈmɛsəʊˌfɪl) /
the soft chlorophyll-containing tissue of a leaf between the upper and lower layers of epidermis: involved in photosynthesis
Derived Formsmesophyllic or mesophyllous, adjective
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Science definitions for mesophyll
[ mĕz′ə-fĭl′ ]
The tissues of a leaf that are located in between the layers of epidermis and carry on photosynthesis, consisting of the palisade layer and the spongy parenchyma. Most mesophyll cells contain chloroplasts.
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