hy·​da·​thode ˈhī-də-ˌthōd How to pronounce hydathode (audio)
: a specialized pore on the leaves of higher plants that functions in the exudation of water

Word History


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

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydathode was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Hydathode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydathode. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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