idioblast

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idioblast

a cell distinct from others in the same tissue.
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Going from an idioblastic texture, in which the shape of the grains is largely defined by straight surfaces, to xenoblastic texture with more irregular grain boundaries, increases the strength and resistance to mechanical fragmentation (Akesson et al.
Noteworthy idioblastic selereids in the stems of Eulychnia (Cactaceae).