middle lamella

  1. the layer of cementing material, composed of pectates and similar substances, between the walls of adjacent cells.

Origin of middle lamella

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby middle lamella

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How to use middle lamella in a sentence

  • When the middle lamella reaches the pectic acid stage, the fruit becomes soft and "mushy" in texture.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life | Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

Scientific definitions for middle lamella

middle lamella

  1. The pectin-rich intercellular material cementing together the primary walls of adjacent plant cells.

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