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 cellswith highly thickened, lignified walls.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[sclere(nchyma) + –id.]
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