plural noun, singular ra·phide [rey-fahyd], /ˈreɪ faɪd/, ra·phis [rey-fis]. /ˈreɪ fɪs/. Botany.
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Under the microscope the slide was found to be covered with a mass of raphides.
Crystals, called raphides, in the wood cells, take the edges off tools used in working locust lumber.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
Some of these cells contain bundles of raphides (Fig. 2), one of which bundles is shown crushed in Fig.
The fuchsia and tradescantia contained bundles of raphides of the same form and equally as fine as those of the acrid plants.
The filtered ether was clear, entirely free from raphides, and had also lost every trace of its acridity.