lip cell


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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