A needle-shaped crystal, usually of calcium oxalate, developed singly, or more often in bundles, in a plant cell.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Raphide
Origin of Raphide
French sing. of raphides from New Latin from Greek rhaphides pl. of rhaphis needle from rhaptein to sew wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek ῥαφίς (rhaphis)
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