dorsiventral leaves defined in 1951 yeardorsiventral leaves - dorsiventral leaves;
dorsiventral leaves - Showing differences in structure between upper and lower sides. Characteristic of the more or less horizontal leaves of dicotyledons, e.g. sycamore. Below the upper epidermis, lying regularly side by side and with their long axes at right-angles to it, are one or more layers of elongated cells forming the palisade mesophyll. Between this and the lower epidermis is the spongy mesophyll, consisting of irregularly shaped cells with large intercellular spaces. Compare with: Isobilateral.
near dorsiventral leaves in Knolik
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