scler·​e·​id ˈskler-ē-əd How to pronounce sclereid (audio)
: a variably shaped sclerenchymatous cell of a higher plant

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from Greek sklēros

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sclereid was in 1896

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“Sclereid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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