mesophyll

[mez-uh-fil, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
noun Botany.
the parenchyma, usually containing chlorophyll, that forms the interior parts of a leaf.

Origin:
1830–40; meso- + -phyll

mesophyllic, mesophyllous, adjective
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mesophyll (ˈmɛsəʊˌfɪl)
 
n
the soft chlorophyll-containing tissue of a leaf between the upper and lower layers of epidermis: involved in photosynthesis
 
meso'phyllic
 
adj
 
meso'phyllous
 
adj

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mesophyll   (měz'ə-fĭl')  Pronunciation Key 
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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They mainly occur in cortex epidermis, pith and mesophyll of leaves.
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