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Related to lenticel: leaf scar, Terminal bud, bud scale scar


One of the small, corky, oval or elongated areas on the surface of a plant stem, trunk, or fruit that allow the interchange of gases between the interior tissue and the surrounding air.

[New Latin lenticella, diminutive of lēns, lent-, lens; see lens.]

len′ti·cel′late (-sĕl′ĭt) adj.
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(Botany) any of numerous pores in the stem of a woody plant allowing exchange of gases between the plant and the exterior
[C19: from New Latin lenticella, from Latin lenticula diminutive of lēns lentil]
lenticellate adj
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(ˈlɛn təˌsɛl)

a corky slash or spot appearing on plant bark, above the epidermal stoma, that allows for the exchange of gases between the atmosphere and inner tissue.
[1850–55; < New Latin lenticella, diminutive of Latin lenticula lentil =lenti-, s. of lēns (see lens) + -cula -cle1]
len`ti•cel′late (-ɪt) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lenticel - one of many raised pores on the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gas between the atmosphere and the interior tissue
stoma, stomate, pore - a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass
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Lenticel. Lenticels are small, corky growths along the stem.