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lenticeln. [F. lenticelle, dim. fr. L. lens, lentis, a lentil. Cf. Lentil.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]


lenticel, n. Bot. any of the raised pores in the stems of woody plants that allow gas exchange between the atmosphere and the internal tissues.

mod.L lenticella dimin. of L lens: see LENS

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