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midrib

[′mid‚rib]
(botany)
The large central vein of a leaf.
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The cultivar Round Brinjal 86602 had the maximum number of hairs on leaf midrib (72.25/cm) followed by Brinjal Long 6275 (44.75/cm) showing significant difference, while the minimum number of hairs on leaf midrib was recorded on Short Purple (23.00/cm) followed by Singhnath 666 and Round White Brinjal with hair densities of 27.57/cm and 29.32/cm respectively and were statistically similar with each other's as shown in Table III.
For the leaves and stems, the following parameters were considered: cuticle thickness in the adaxial surface; height of epidermal cells and thickness of the outer periclinal external walls of both leaf sides; mesophyll thickness; number and distribution of secretory ducts in the ground parenchyma of the midrib; midrib height and width; internode diameter; number of cell layers and thickness of the cortex; number of ducts in the cortex; total stem area; and total area of the vascular cylinder.
WPCs filled with pretreated and untreated particles of three wood species and date palm midrib fronds were manufactured, and their physical, mechanical, and dimensional stability properties were evaluated.
Finely powdered dry laminas/leaves and midribs of the sugar beets were soaked in ethanol for one week in separate containers.
Brown midrib forage genotypes usually contain less lignin and have altered lignin chemical composition (Bucholtz et al., 1980; Cherney et al., 1991; Vogel and Jung, 2001).
Many genera of aroids have some strengthening tissue associated with vascular bundles or ground tissue of midribs and petioles.
These genera are recognized on the basis of the gall morphology and galling site on the host plant: Phyllocolpa species form simple leaf folds or rolls, Pontania species form leaf blade galls, and Euura species are leaf midrib, petiole, bud, or stem gallers (Meyer 1987; Price and Roininen 1993).
After the broas are cooked, these are then transferred to a mat made of buri midribs with controlled heat coming from charcoals below where the broas harden to achieve the desired crispness.
There are several named mixes, such as Bright Lights, with superbly coloured midribs and veins in glowing golden yellow, shocking pink and deep crimson.
There are several named mixes, such as 'Bright Lights', with superbly coloured midribs and veins in glowing golden yellow, shocking pink and deep crimson, but before we consider their foliage we must think about the taste.
* All the plant parts of coconut (husks, shell, water, meat, inflorescence, fronds, leaves, midribs and trunks) can be processed into various products, each of which can spawn small and medium scale enterprises which generate rural employment and create added value to the economy.
An elegant grass with slender, refined leaves and silver midribs, the inflorescence is decidedly pink - as you'd expect.