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Photosynthesis & Plants Terms:

  1. Xylem: Dead cells that transport water
  2. Epidermal cells: These cover and protect the leaf
  3. Stomata: This word means mouth.  It enables gas exchange and regulates water loss
  4. Mesophyll cells: This is the plant's primary site of photosynthesis
  5. Cuticle: A waxy layer on the leaf that prevents water loss.
  6. Phloem: These are living cells.  The function of the phloem is to transport nutrients to the rest of the leaf
  7. Guard cells: These control the opening and closing of the stomata