albuminous cell

noun

: one of the parenchyma cells adjacent to the sieve cells in gymnosperm wood, distinguished by staining deeply with cytoplasmic stains, and apparently associated physiologically with the sieve cells and joined to them by sieve areas

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of albuminous cell was in 1900

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“Albuminous cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albuminous%20cell. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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