Origin of lenticelModern Latin lenticella, diminutive from Classical Latin lens (gen. lentis), lentil
Origin of lenticelNew Latin lenticella diminutive of lēns lent- lens ; see lens .
lenticels on the trunk of a paper birch
- 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.
- A small, lens-shaped gland on the under side of some leaves.
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