scleroid


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scle·roid

 (sklîr′oid′)
adj. Biology
Hard or hardened; indurated.

scleroid

(ˈsklɪərɔɪd)
adj
(Biology) (of organisms and their parts) hard or hardened

scle•roid

(ˈsklɪər ɔɪd, ˈsklɛr-)

adj. Biol.
hard or indurated.
[1855–60]
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A typical nodule cortex of Glycine max (soybean) consists of an outer protective dead cell layer surrounding parenchymatous layers with a central layer of living, vacuolated scleroid cells with phloroglucinol-positive walls, indicating lignin-like compounds (Bergersen, 1982; Brown & Walsh, 1994).