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lenticel

lenticel


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  may  issue,  either  in  the  air,  or  more 
  commonly  when  the  stem  or  branch  is  covered  with  water  or 
  earth. 
  b  A  small  lens-shaped  gland  on  the  under  side  of  some 
  leaves.