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hydathode

[ hahy-duh-thohd ]
/ ˈhaɪ dəˌθoʊd /
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noun Botany.
a specialized leaf structure through which water is exuded.
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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
/ (ˈhaɪdəˌθəʊd) /

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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