Cross section


Definition - What does Cross section mean?

A cross section is the resulting slices after cutting a section along the length or the middle. The cut is made at a right angle to the axis. It can be a drawing, photograph or diagram that shows what a plant looks like when it is cut from one side to the other with a perpendicular line running through the center.

MaximumYield explains Cross section

The cross section reveals close-up images of the various structures of the plant, such as the epidermis, which is the outer layer. It's also possible to view the inner layer such as the cork. Other bodies in the plant that you can see in the cross sections include the phloem, cambium, xylem vessels, and pith. In the cross section of a leaf, you can observe the cuticle, epidermis, palisade, mesophyll, spongy mesophyll, vein, lower epidermis, and stomata.

The cross section of the stem of a cannabis plant is hollow and resembles a straw. Statistically, a cross section can also be a comparison of a thing, such as the potency of marijuana, which would be the average of a range of factors.

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