hydathode

[hahy-duh-thohd]

noun Botany.

a specialized leaf structure through which water is exuded.

Nearby words

  1. hybridize,
  2. hybridoma,
  3. hybris,
  4. hyd.,
  5. hydantoin,
  6. hydatid,
  7. hydatid cyst,
  8. hydatid disease,
  9. hydatid fremitus,
  10. hydatid thrill

Origin of hydathode

< German Hydathode (1894) < Greek hydat-, stem of hýdōr water + hodós way, path; cf. -ode2, cathode

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British Dictionary definitions for hydathode

hydathode

noun

a pore in plants, esp on the leaves, specialized for excreting water

Word Origin for hydathode

C19: from Greek, from hudor water + hodos way

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