a spongy area in the bark of a woody plant, serving as a pore to permit the exchange of gases between the stem and the atmosphere
Origin of lenticelModern Latin lenticella, diminutive ; from Classical Latin lens (gen. lentis), lentil
One of the small, corky, oval or elongated areas on the surface of a plant stem, trunk, or fruit that allow the interchange of gases between the interior tissue and the surrounding air.
Origin of lenticelNew Latin lenticella, diminutive of lēns, lent-, lens; see lens.
lenticels on the trunk of a paper birch