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pal'isade' paren'chyma



Bot.
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, pal'isade mes'ophyll.

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