palisade parenchyma

palisade parenchyma
the upper layer of ground tissue in a leaf, consisting of elongated cells beneath and perpendicular to the upper epidermis and constituting the primary area of photosynthesis. Also called palisade, palisade mesophyll.

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  • 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

  • palisade parenchyma — noun : a layer of columnar or cylindrical cells that are rich in chloroplasts, have small intercellular spaces, and are found typically just beneath the upper epidermis of foliage leaves compare spongy parenchyma * * * Bot. the upper layer of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • palisade parenchyma — Tissue found in the upper layers of the leaf mesophyll, consisting of regularly shaped, elongated parenchyma cells, orientated perpendicular to the leaf surface, which are active in photosynthesis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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

  • palisade parenchyma — Elongated cells found just beneath the upper epidermis of leaves, typically rich in chloroplasts …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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

  • 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

  • palisade cell — noun : a cell of palisade parenchyma * * * palisade cell, any one of the long, slender cells with many chloroplasts that lie just beneath the epidermis of leaves. Palisade cells are useful in making food for the plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • palisade — /pal euh sayd /, n., v., palisaded, palisading. n. 1. a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense. 2. any of a number of pales or stakes pointed at the top and set firmly in the ground in a close row with… …   Universalium

  • palisade layer — noun 1. : the layer of palisade parenchyma in a leaf 2. : a sclerenchymatous protective layer inside the epidermis of many hard seeds …   Useful english dictionary

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