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tracheids
Subject Category
F Plant Science and Plant Products
S Biological Sciences
Definition
Tracheids are elongated cells in the xylem, which conduct water and mineral salts in plants. Sometimes referred to as fibers, tracheids are more abundant and longer in length in softwoods than hardwoods. The longer length of softwood tracheids is significant to paper manufacture.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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Used For
tracheid cells
Broader Term
tracheary elements
Spanish
traqueidos
Term Number
66211