sclereid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from Greek sklēros Date: 1896 a variably shaped sclerenchymatous cell of a higher plant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sclereid — Type of sclerenchyma cell that differs from the fibre cell by not being greatly elongated. Often occurs singly (an idioblast) or in small groups, giving rise to a gritty texture in, for instance, the pear fruit, where it is known as a stone cell …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • sclereid — scler·e·id (sklĕrʹē ĭd) n. A thick walled lignified plant cell that is often branched.   [sclerenchyma + id.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sclereid — scle·re·id …   English syllables

  • sclereid — ˈsklirēə̇d noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sclere (as in sclerenchyma) + id : a sclerenchymatous cell of a higher plant distinguished chiefly by having its diameters essentially alike compare fiber, stereid …   Useful english dictionary

  • terminal sclereid — noun : any of various diversely branched or lobed sclereids found singly or in groups especially at the ends of veinlets in leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • sclereide — sclereid or sclereide /sklērˈi id/ noun (botany) A thick walled cell • • • Main Entry: ↑sclero …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plant cell — Plant cells are eukaryotic cells that differ in several key respects from the cells of other eukaryotic organisms. Their distinctive features include: * A large central vacuole, a sap filled volume enclosed by a membrane known as the tonoplast JA …   Wikipedia

  • astrosclereid — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at astro + noun ( s) Etymology: astr + sclereid : a sclereid having its cell wall drawn out into lobes or arms to form a more or less stellate body (as those in the leaves and stems of certain xerophytes) …   Useful english dictionary

  • brachysclereid — |brakē+ noun ( s) Etymology: brachy + sclereid : a more or less isodiametric sclereid typically occurring in pith, cortex, and bark of many stems and in certain fruits (as pear and quince) called also stone cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • trichosclereid — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: trich + sclereid : a long slender hairlike sclereid compare brachysclereid …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”