hydathode

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noun hy·da·thode \ˈhī-də-ˌthōd\

Definition of hydathode

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

Origin and Etymology of hydathode

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


First Known Use: 1895


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