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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Tremolite (6%) develops very fine-grained fibrous aggregates, consisting of tiny idioblastic
and homeoblastic individuals, defining the [S.
Fluorapatite (<1%) occurs as small grains (up to 250 [micro]m) are usually idioblastic
and closely associated with Ti-clinohumite grains and clinochlore (Figures 7, 8a).
It is not only the grain size but also the grain size distribution that is important, with the effect that a large size range gives higher strength and better resistance to fragmentation and wear compared to a more equigranular or idioblastic
rock (Lindqvist et al.