cystolith
noun Etymology: German Zystolith, from zyst- cyst- + -lith Date: 1857 a calcium carbonate concretion arising from the cellulose wall of cells of higher plants

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  • Cystolith — Cys to*lith (s?s t? l?th), n. [Gr. ???? bladder + lith.] 1. (Bot.) A concretion of mineral matter within a leaf or other part of a plant. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A urinary calculus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cystolith — (Gr. cavity and stone ) is a botanical term for the inorganic concretions, usually of calcium carbonate, formed in a cellulose matrix in special cells, generally in the leaf of plants of certain families, e.g. Ficus elastica, the Indian rubber… …   Wikipedia

  • cystolith — [sis′tō lith΄, sis′təlith΄] n. [ CYSTO + LITH] Bot. a crystalline deposit of calcium carbonate occurring as a knob on the end of a stalk within a plant cell …   English World dictionary

  • cystolith — cystolithic, adj. /sis tl ith/, n. Bot. a mass of calcium carbonate on the cellulose wall. [1840 50; CYSTO + LITH] * * * …   Universalium

  • cystolith — SYN: vesical calculus. [cysto + G. lithos, stone] * * * cys·to·lith sis tə .lith n a urinary calculus cys·to·lith·ic .sis tə lith ik adj * * * cys·to·lith (sisґto lith) [cysto + lith] vesical calculus …   Medical dictionary

  • cystolith —    A mineral and usually somewhat crystalline concretion in the epidermal or subjacent cells of the leaf in some plants, especially of the nettle family …   Forensic science glossary

  • cystolith — calcium carbonate that masses in cell wall of some plants Stones and Rocks …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cystolith — cys·to·lith …   English syllables

  • cystolith — cys•to•lith [[t]ˈsɪs tl ɪθ[/t]] n. bot a knobby concretion of calcium carbonate in the cell walls of some leaves • Etymology: 1840–50 cys to•lith′ic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • cystolith — /ˈsɪstəlɪθ/ (say sistuhlith) noun a mass of calcium carbonate on the cellulose wall …   Australian English dictionary

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