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The Leaf

TermDefinition
compound leaf made up of smaller leaves called leaflets
petiole structure that attaches the leaf to the stem
leaf-node point where a leaf is attached to the stem
lamina flat part of the leaf
photosynthesis process by which plants make food
palisade cells largest cells in the leaf
stomata pores in the leaf
transpiration process by which leaves give off water to the atmosphere
guard cells cells at the side of the stoma that control their size
mesophyll layer cells between the upper and lower epidermis in a leaf
chloroplast leaf organelle where photosynthesis takes place
oxygen and glucose products of photosynthesis
carbondioxide and water reactants of photosynthesis
xylem carries water and minerals up to the leaves
phloem transports food in the plant
leaflet a small leaf that is a part of a compound leaf
internode the space between two consecutive nodes
bud structure between a leaf and the stem that grows into a branch
margin of the leaf the edge of the leaf
gaseous exchange in leaves exchanging oxygen for carbondioxide
stoma singular form of the word stomata
lenticel a pore in the stem
cuticle top waxy covering of the leaf
lamina another name for leaf-blade
chloroplast leaf organelle where chlorophyll is stored
petiole another name for leaf-stalk.
Created by: CAHS SCIENCE 09
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