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cystolith

[ sis-tl-ith ]
/ ˈsɪs tl ɪθ /
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noun Botany.
a mass of calcium carbonate on the cellulose wall.
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Origin of cystolith

First recorded in 1840–50; cysto- + -lith

OTHER WORDS FROM cystolith

cys·to·lith·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cystolith

cystolith
/ (ˈsɪstəlɪθ) /

noun
a knoblike deposit of calcium carbonate in the epidermal cells of such plants as the stinging nettle
pathol a urinary calculus
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