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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thick-walled lignified sclerenchyma cell. Sclereids are variable in shape and are shorter than fibers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a hardened and thickened cell; a lignified cell or stone-cell. See sclerotic parenchyma, under sclerotic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A reduced form of sclerenchyma cells with highly thickened, lignified walls.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[sclere(nchyma) + –id.]

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