hydathode

hydathode

[hahy-duh-thohd]
noun Botany.
a specialized leaf structure through which water is exuded.

Origin:
< German Hydathode (1894) < Greek hydat-, stem of hýdōr water + hodós way, path; cf. -ode2, cathode

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hydathode (ˈhaɪdəˌθəʊd)
 
n
a pore in plants, esp on the leaves, specialized for excreting water
 
[C19: from Greek, from hudor water + hodos way]

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