Definition of mesophyll in English:

mesophyll

Line breaks: meso|phyll
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsə(ʊ)fɪl
 
, ˈmɛz-, ˈmiːs-, ˈmiːz-/

noun

[mass noun] Botany
  • The inner tissue (parenchyma) of a leaf, containing many chloroplasts.
    More example sentences
    • Thus, elements of the guard cell's response to stress are present in mesophyll and xylem parenchyma cells.
    • Inactivation of plastids in the leaf mesophyll, which normally contains the majority of chloroplasts would be the most easily identified.
    • Light dependence of zeaxanthin formation in hypocotyl and mesophyll chloroplasts of Arabidopsis seedlings

Origin

mid 19th century: from meso- 'middle' + Greek phullon 'leaf'.

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