tracheid

noun

tra·​cheid ˈtrā-kē-əd How to pronounce tracheid (audio)
-ˌkēd
: a long tubular pitted cell that is peculiar to xylem, functions in conduction and support, and has tapering closed ends and thickened lignified walls

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First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tracheid was in 1875

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“Tracheid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tracheid. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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tracheid

noun
tra·​cheid ˈtrā-kē-əd How to pronounce tracheid (audio) -ˌkēd How to pronounce tracheid (audio)
: a long tube-shaped cell that is found in the xylem of plants, is narrower near the ends, has strong thickened walls, and functions in support and in the transport of water and solutions

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