middle lamella
noun Date: circa 1886 a layer of pectinaceous intercellular material lying between the walls of adjacent plant cells — see cell illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • middle lamella — n. Cytology a thin, sticky membrane between plant cells that cements the cell walls together …   English World dictionary

  • Middle lamella — The middle lamella is a pectin layer which cements the cell walls of two adjoining cells together. Plants need this to give them stability and so that they can form plasmodesmata between the cells. It is the first formed layer which is deposited… …   Wikipedia

  • middle lamella — noun : a layer of intercellular material that as seen by conventional staining and microscopic techniques lies between the apparent walls of adjacent plant cells * * * Bot. the layer of cementing material, composed of pectates and similar… …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle-lamella — First part of the plant cell wall to be formed, laid down in the phragmoplast during cell division as the cell plate. Subsequently makes up the central part of the double cell wall that separates two adjacent cells, cementing together the two… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • middle lamella — Bot. the layer of cementing material, composed of pectates and similar substances, between the walls of adjacent cells. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • middle lamella — mid′dle lamel′la n. bot the layer of cementing material composed of pectates and similar substances, between the walls of adjacent cells • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • middle lamella — A thin exclusively plant membrane separating two adjacent protoplasts and remaining as a distinct cementing layer between adjacent cell walls …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • compound middle lamella — noun : the middle lamella considered as comprising the intercellular cementing layer and the primary walls on both sides of it …   Useful english dictionary

  • true middle lamella — noun : the intercellular cementing layer of the middle lamella …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamella — is a term for a platelike structure, appearing in multiples, that occurs in various situations, such as biology or materials sciences. It implies a thin layer (Latin), the same derivation as for laminate . It can mean:*Lamella (zoology), a… …   Wikipedia

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