sclereid

noun
scler·​e·​id | \ ˈskler-ē-əd How to pronounce sclereid (audio) \

Definition of sclereid

: a variably shaped sclerenchymatous cell of a higher plant

First Known Use of sclereid

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sclereid

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from Greek sklēros

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The first known use of sclereid was in 1896

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“Sclereid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclereid. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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