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mesophyll

[mez-uh-fil, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz ə fɪl, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/
noun, Botany
1.
the parenchyma, usually containing chlorophyll, that forms the interior parts of a leaf.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; meso- + -phyll
Related forms
mesophyllic, mesophyllous, adjective
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  • They mainly occur in cortex epidermis, pith and mesophyll of leaves.
British Dictionary definitions for mesophyll

mesophyll

/ˈmɛsəʊˌfɪl/
noun
1.
the soft chlorophyll-containing tissue of a leaf between the upper and lower layers of epidermis: involved in photosynthesis
Derived Forms
mesophyllic, mesophyllous, adjective
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mesophyll in Science
mesophyll
  (měz'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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