¦brakē +
plural -s
: a more or less isodiametric sclereid typically occurring in pith, cortex, and bark of many stems and in certain fruits (such as pear and quince)

called also stone cell

Word History


brachy- + sclereid

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“Brachysclereid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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