Idioblastic - definition of idioblastic by The Free Dictionary
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A plant cell that differs noticeably in form from neighboring cells.
(Biology) a plant cell that differs from those around it in the same tissue
id•i•o•blast (ˈɪd i əˌblæst)
a plant cell that differs greatly from the surrounding cells or tissue.
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selereids in the stems of Eulychnia (Cactaceae).
As found in the tribe Spathicarpeae and in the subfamily Lemnoideae, articulated tubes (Ta) are encountered where the idioblastic raphide cells are in contact and may attach end to end.
The low trend resolution of raphides in Table II should not prevent recognition of the diagnostic value of these idioblastic cells in combination with other generic and specific level characters.