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mes·o·phyll

 (mĕz′ə-fĭl′, mĕs′-)
n.
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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mesophyll

(ˈmɛsəʊˌfɪl)
n
(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-)

n.
the parenchyma, usu. containing chlorophyll, that forms the interior parts of a leaf.
[1830–40]
mes`o•phyl′lic, mes`o•phyl′lous, adj.
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mes·o·phyll

(mĕz′ə-fĭl′)
The tissues of a leaf that carry on photosynthesis, consisting of the palisade layer and the spongy parenchyma.
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TABLE I CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SHRIMP BY-PRODUCT MEAL Components Moisture (g/100g) 9.027 [+ or -] 0.01 Ash (g/100g) 29.863 [+ or -] 0.03 Ether extract (g/100g) 0.880 [+ or -] 0.03 Crude protein (N x 5.4, g/100g) 36.072 [+ or -] 0.26 Total carbohydrates (g/100g) 24.158 Gross energy (kcal/g) 2.447 [+ or -] 0.09 Calcium (mg/100g) 4581.29 [+ or -] 0.15 Sodium (mg/100g) 104.59 [+ or -] 0.28 Magnesium (mg/100g) 414.02 [+ or -] 0.21 Mesophyllic aerobe bacteria (CFU/g) 2000000 Total coliforms (MPN/g) 9.3 Fecal coliforms (MPN/g) 0.9 Salmonella sp.