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mesophyll Line breaks: meso|phyll
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsə(ʊ)fɪl/
/ˈmɛzə(ʊ)fɪl/ /ˈmiːsə(ʊ)fɪl/ /ˈmiːzə(ʊ)fɪl/

Definition of mesophyll in English:


[mass noun] Botany
The inner tissue (parenchyma) of a leaf, containing many chloroplasts.
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


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

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