stereid

noun stere·id \ˈsterēə̇d, ˈstir-\

Definition of stereid

plural

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  1. :  a plant cell or cell derivative whose function is primarily mechanical support — compare sclereid

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Origin and Etymology of stereid

French stéréide, from Greek stereoeidēs of solid nature, from stere- + -oeidēs -oid


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