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[mez-uh-fil, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz ə fɪl, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/

noun, Botany.
the parenchyma, usually containing chlorophyll, that forms the interior parts of a leaf.
the soft chlorophyll-containing tissue of a leaf between the upper and lower layers of epidermis: involved in photosynthesis
The tissues of a leaf that are located in between the layers of epidermis and carry on photosynthesis, consisting of the palisade layer and the spongy parenchyma. Most mesophyll cells contain chloroplasts.


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