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Related to mesophyll: spongy mesophyll
The photosynthetic tissue of a leaf, located between the upper and lower epidermis.
mes′o·phyl′lic, mes′o·phyl′lous adj.
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(Botany) the soft chlorophyll-containing tissue of a leaf between the upper and lower layers of epidermis: involved in photosynthesis
ˌmesoˈphyllic, ˌmesoˈphyllous adj
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mes•o•phyll(ˈmɛz ə fɪl, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)
the parenchyma, usu. containing chlorophyll, that forms the interior parts of a leaf.
mes`o•phyl′lic, mes`o•phyl′lous, adj.
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The tissues of a leaf that carry on photosynthesis, consisting of the palisade layer and the spongy parenchyma.
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