lenticel
noun Etymology: New Latin lenticella, diminutive of Latin lent-, lens lentil Date: circa 1864 a loose aggregation of cells which penetrates the surface (as of a stem) of a woody plant and through which gases are exchanged between the atmosphere and the underlying tissues

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  • Lenticel — Len ti*cel (l[e^]n t[i^]*s[e^]l), n. [F. lenticelle, dim. fr. L. lens, lentis, a lentil. Cf. {Lentil}.] (Bot.) (a) One of the small, oval, rounded spots upon the stem or branch of a plant, from which the underlying tissues may protrude or roots… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lenticel — [len′ti sel΄] n. [ModL lenticella, dim. < L lens (gen. lentis), lentil] a spongy area in the bark of a woody plant, serving as a pore to permit the exchange of gases between the stem and the atmosphere lenticellate [len΄tisel′it] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Lenticel — bark are the lenticels. [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lenticel Lenticel ] . The American Heritage Science Dictionary , Houghton Mifflin Company, via dictionary.com. Retrieved on 2007 10 11] ] A lenticel is a spongy area present in the …   Wikipedia

  • lenticel — lenticellate /len teuh sel it/, adj. /len teuh sel /, n. Bot. a body of cells formed on the periderm of a stem, appearing on the surface of the plant as a lens shaped spot, and serving as a pore. [1850 55; < NL lenticella, dim. of L lenticula… …   Universalium

  • lenticel — noun a) One of the small, oval, rounded spots upon the stem or branch of a plant, from which the underlying tissues may protrude or roots may issue, either in the air, or more commonly when the stem or branch is covered with water or earth. b) A… …   Wiktionary

  • lenticel — len·ti·cel (lenґtĭ sel) a lens shaped gland, especially one of those at the base of the tongue …   Medical dictionary

  • lenticel — [ lɛntɪsɛl] noun Botany one of many raised pores in the stem of a woody plant allowing gas exchange between the atmosphere and the internal tissues. Origin C19: from mod. L. lenticella, dimin. of L. lens, lent lentil …   English new terms dictionary

  • lenticel —   Gas exchange tissue in cycad coralloid roots …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • lenticel — len·ti·cel …   English syllables

  • lenticel — len•ti•cel [[t]ˈlɛn təˌsɛl[/t]] n. bot a corky slash or spot appearing on plant bark, above the epidermal stoma, that allows for the exchange of gases between the atmosphere and inner tissue • Etymology: 1850–55; < NL lenticella, dim. of L… …   From formal English to slang

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