raphide

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ῥαφίς (rhaphís).

Pronunciation[edit]

enPR: rāfĭd, plural răfədēz

Noun[edit]

raphide (plural raphides)

  1. (botany) A crystal of calcium oxalate, shaped like a needle, which forms as a metabolic byproduct in some plant cells.

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