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Definition of cuticle 

 

Description or function 

protective, waxy layer 

 

waxy coating, 

 

prevents water from leaving leaf

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upper epidermis definition and description 

the outer layer of cells of leaves

 

cellular layer 

 

jigsaw pieced 

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what is palisade definition and description

a fence of pales or fencing 

 

primary place for photosynthesis

 

cells are boxed shaped and large concentration in the mesophyll near the upper epidermis 

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what is vascular bundle defintion and function

vascular: of, made up of, or containing vessels, for conveying blood or sap

 

contain transportive tissue 

 

xylem phoelem 

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what is xylem 

carry water from roots to leaves 

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what is phoelem

transports glucose and nutrients from leaves to throughout the plant 

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what is the spongy mesophyll 

photosynthetic cells, not in high concentration, gas exchange and involve in storing gases,  near lower epidermis 

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what is lower epirmis 

same like upper epidermis but have more stomata 

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what is stomara 

leaf opening that allow gas exchange and are controlled by guard cells 

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what are guard cells 

regulate opening and closing of stomata 

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