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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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