cystolith


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cys·to·lith

 (sĭs′tə-lĭth′)
n.
1. Botany A mineral concretion, usually of calcium carbonate, occurring in the epidermal cells of certain plants, such as figs.

cystolith

(ˈsɪstəlɪθ)
n
1. (Botany) a knoblike deposit of calcium carbonate in the epidermal cells of such plants as the stinging nettle
2. (Pathology) pathol a urinary calculus

cys•to•lith

(ˈsɪs tl ɪθ)

n.
a knobby concretion of calcium carbonate in the cell walls of some leaves.
[1840–50]
cys`to•lith′ic, adj.
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Noun1.cystolith - a calculus formed in the bladdercystolith - a calculus formed in the bladder  
calculus, concretion - a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful"
Translations
cystolithe
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Probably odor (which is interconnected with taste) is the only organoleptic factor of interest, although the abrasiveness of the foliage, caused by the presence of cystolith hairs (Fig.