heterocyst

noun
het·​ero·​cyst | \ˈhe-tə-rō-ˌsist \

Definition of heterocyst 

: a large transparent thick-walled cell that is found in the filaments of some cyanobacteria and is the site of nitrogen fixation

Other Words from heterocyst

heterocystous \ˌhe-​tə-​rō-​ˈsi-​stəs \ adjective

First Known Use of heterocyst

1872, in the meaning defined above

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