idioblast

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noun id·i·o·blast \ˈi-dē-ə-ˌblast\

Definition of idioblast

  1. :  a plant cell (such as a sclereid) that differs markedly from neighboring cells

idioblastic

play \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈbla-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of idioblast

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1882


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