id·​i·​o·​blast ˈi-dē-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce idioblast (audio)
: a plant cell (such as a sclereid) that differs markedly from neighboring cells
idioblastic adjective

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First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of idioblast was in 1882

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“Idioblast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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