The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
cavities in the bodies of plants that form as a result of the breaking down of certain cells. Examples of lysigenous cavities are the glands containing essential oil that form in the skin of citrus fruits.
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