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Glossary - Letter L


Lenticela - They are openings (cracks) in the rhytidome (rind) of vegetables. These openings allow the gas exchange in the region.

Leukocytes - White blood cell; the white blood cell; There are several types of leukocytes, including neutrophils and lymphocytes; Its function is the defense of the body (phagocytosis and antibody production).

Leukoplasts - View Plastos and Amyloplasts

Lichens - Association of algae and fungi in mutualistic relationship; survive where neither the fungus nor the algae survive alone.

Lise - Suffix means "relative to dissolve".

Lysosome - Organelle present in the eukaryotic cell cytoplasm, responsible for intracellular digestion.

Leaching - Process by which soil chemical elements passively migrate to deeper soil layers through the action of rainwater or irrigation, becoming unavailable to plants

Locus - Location or position of genes on the chromosome.

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