palisade mesophyll
noun see palisade layer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • palisade mesophyll — or palisade parenchyma, the tissue formed by a layer of palisade cells …   Useful english dictionary

  • Palisade cell — Palisade cells are a type of leaf tissues and can be found within the mesophyll in leaves of dicotyledonous plants. They contain chloroplasts, which convert the energy stored in photons to chemical energy through photosynthesis.Palisade cells… …   Wikipedia

  • palisade parenchyma — noun : a layer of columnar or cylindrical cells that are rich in chloroplasts, have small intercellular spaces, and are found typically just beneath the upper epidermis of foliage leaves compare spongy parenchyma * * * Bot. the upper layer of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • palisade layer — noun Date: 1914 a layer of columnar cells rich in chloroplasts found beneath the upper epidermis of foliage leaves called also palisade mesophyll, palisade parenchyma, palisade tissue compare spongy parenchyma …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palisade parenchyma — Bot. the upper layer of ground tissue in a leaf, consisting of elongated cells beneath and perpendicular to the upper epidermis and constituting the primary area of photosynthesis. Also called palisade, palisade mesophyll. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • mesophyll — Tissue found in the interior of leaves, made up of photosynthetic (parenchyma) cells, also called chlorenchyma cells. Consists of relatively large, highly vacuolated cells, with many chloroplasts. Includes palisade parenchyma and spongy mesophyll …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • palisade parenchyma — Tissue found in the upper layers of the leaf mesophyll, consisting of regularly shaped, elongated parenchyma cells, orientated perpendicular to the leaf surface, which are active in photosynthesis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • palisade cells — a compact layer of cylindrical chloroplast bearing cells located in the mesophyll layer of a leaf, and so arranged that their long axes are at right angles to the epidermal surface of the leaf …   Medical dictionary

  • Leaf — For other uses, see Leaf (disambiguation). The leaves of a Beech tree …   Wikipedia

  • Photosynthesis — Composite image showing the global distribution of photosynthesis, including both oceanic phytoplankton and vegetation …   Wikipedia

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