heterocyst

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noun het·ero·cyst \ˈhe-tə-rō-ˌsist\

Definition of heterocyst

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

heterocystous

play \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈsi-stəs\ adjective

First Known Use of heterocyst

1872


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