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. 2001.

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  • palisade layer — noun Botany a layer of parallel elongated cells below the epidermis of a leaf …   English new terms 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

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  • palisade cell — noun Date: 1875 a cell of the palisade layer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palisade mesophyll — noun see palisade layer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palisade parenchyma — noun see palisade layer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palisade tissue — noun see palisade layer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • palisade parenchyma — n. a layer of cylindrical cells containing chloroplasts, lying just below the upper epidermis of many leaves with their long axes at right angles to the epidermis …   English World dictionary

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