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raphide

(rā′fīd) also

raphis

(-fĭs)
n. pl. raphides (răf′ĭ-dēz′) or raphises
One of a bundle of needlelike crystals of calcium oxalate occurring in many plant cells.

raphide

a calcium oxalate crystal present in bundles in some plant cells.

raphide

needle-like microscopic crystals of calcium oxalate found in plants (Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, Zantedescgia, Colocasia, Alocasia spp.); reputedly capable of causing painful laceration of the tongue.
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