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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the small, corky pores or narrow lines on the surface of the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gases between the interior tissue and the surrounding air.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. A small, lens-shaped gland on the under side of some leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. A small, lens-shaped gland on the under side of some leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a lens-shaped body of cells formed in the periderm or corky layer of bark, which by its enlargement soon ruptures the epidermis, or the older corky layers where such are present.
  • n. In anatomy, one of the small mucous crypts or follicles of the base of the tongue having the shape of a lentil; a lenticular gland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of many raised pores on the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gas between the atmosphere and the interior tissue

Etymologies

New Latin lenticella, diminutive of lēns, lent-, lens; see lens.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French lenticelle, from Latin lens (Wiktionary)

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