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callose

[kal-ohs]
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adjective
  1. having thickened or hardened spots, as a leaf.
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noun
  1. callus(def 2).
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Origin of callose

1860–65; < Latin callōsus; see callous, -ose1
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  • Callose, hardened; or furnished with callosities or thickened spots.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray


British Dictionary definitions for callose

callose

noun
  1. a carbohydrate, a polymer of glucose, found in plants, esp in the sieve tubes
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