- The definition of a palisade parenchyma is the layer in a leaf that contains the cylinder-shaped cells that hold the chloroplasts.
An example of palisade parenchyma is where photosynthesis occurs on a leaf.
palisade parenchyma definition by Webster's New World
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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
palisade parenchyma definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A leaf tissue composed of columnar cells containing numerous chloroplasts in which the long axis of each cell is perpendicular to the leaf surface.