bulliform cell

noun

Definition of bulliform cell

: one of the large thin-walled apparently empty cells that occur in the epidermis of many grass leaves and that by their turgor changes cause rolling and unrolling of the leaves thus regulating water loss

called also hygroscopic cell, motor cell

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“Bulliform cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulliform%20cell. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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