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

  • n. A thick-walled lignified plant cell that is often branched.

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

sclere(nchyma) + -id.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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