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idioblast

[id-ee-uh-blast]
noun Botany.
  1. a cell that differs greatly from the surrounding cells or tissue.
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Origin of idioblast

First recorded in 1880–85; idio- + -blast
Related formsid·i·o·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for idioblast

idioblast

noun
  1. a plant cell that differs from those around it in the same tissue
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Derived Formsidioblastic, adjective
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