from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The parenchymatous tissue which lies between the epidermal layers of a flat leaf-lamina; the soft inner tissue of leaves.


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  • Composition also includes a high mesophyl umbellate (Peucedanum morisonii) on chernozem soils with microphyllous deciduous woods (Betula pendula, Populus tremula).

    Kazakh upland

  • Also found are Adenophora liliflora, Astragalus propinquis, and Coluria geoides - the rare mesophyl species for these conditions.

    Kazakh upland

  • It is closely related to the clothes moth and, like the moth, bores in its larval stage, feeding on the mesophyl of the leaves.

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