idioblast

[ id-ee-uh-blast ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌblæst /

noun Botany.

a cell that differs greatly from the surrounding cells or tissue.

Origin of idioblast

First recorded in 1880–85; idio- + -blast

Related forms

id·i·o·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for idioblast

idioblast

/ (ˈɪdɪəʊˌblæst) /

noun

a plant cell that differs from those around it in the same tissue

Derived Forms

idioblastic, adjective
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