hydathode

noun
hy·​da·​thode | \ ˈhī-də-ˌthōd How to pronounce hydathode (audio) \

Definition of hydathode

: a specialized pore on the leaves of higher plants that functions in the exudation of water

First Known Use of hydathode

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydathode

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek hydat-, hydōr water + hodos road

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“Hydathode.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydathode. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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