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CYSTOLITH (Gr. K67ns, cavity, and Xi8...

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 709 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CYSTOLITH (Gr. K67ns, cavity, and Xi8os, stone), a botanical term for the inorganic concretions, usually of calcium carbonate, formed in a cellulose matrix in special cells, generally in the leaf of plants of certain families, e. g. Ficus elastica, the indiarubber plant.
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