palisade mesophyll

palisade parenchyma

noun Botany.
the upper layer of ground tissue in a leaf, consisting of elongated cells beneath and perpendicular to the upper epidermis and constituting the primary area of photosynthesis.
Also called palisade, palisade mesophyll.

1880–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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