rhaphides

Rhaphides

Rhaph"i*des\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ???, ???, a needle, F. raphides.] (Bot.) Minute transparent, often needle-shaped, crystals found in the tissues of plants. [Written also raphides.]
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