idioblast

noun
id·​i·​o·​blast | \ ˈi-dē-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce idioblast (audio) \

Definition of idioblast

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

Other Words from idioblast

idioblastic \ ˌi-​dē-​ə-​ˈbla-​stik How to pronounce idioblastic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of idioblast

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Idioblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idioblast. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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