lip cell

noun

Definition of lip cell

: one of the narrow thin-walled cells of the sporangia in some ferns that mark the point at which dehiscence begins

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First Known Use of lip cell

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Lip cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lip%20cell. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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