Definition of Raphides. Meaning of Raphides. Synonyms of Raphides

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Definition of Raphides

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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.]
Raphides
Raphides Raph"i*des, n. pl. [F. raphide.] (Bot.) See Rhaphides.

Meaning of Raphides from wikipedia

- Raphides (pronounced răfədēz, singular raphide (rāfĭd) or raphis) are needle-shaped crystals of calcium oxalate monohydrate (prismatic monoclinic crystals)...
- may reduce the risks, and acidic fruit such as tamarind may dissolve the raphides. However the species vary in toxicity, and it is dangerous to experiment...
- or tuberous and are often found to contain calcium oxalate crystals or raphides. The leaves can vary considerably from species to species. The inflorescence...
- mineral whewellite, forming envelope-shaped crystals, known in plants as raphides. The rarer dihydrate (mineral: weddellite) and trihydrate (mineral: caoxite)...
- tongue (also used for Sansevieria species) refer to the poisoning effect of raphides, which can cause temporary inability to speak. Dieffenbachia was named...
- though this is rarely done for giant taro as it contains higher amounts of raphides which cause itching. The reconstructed word for giant taro in Proto-Austronesian...
- toxic to cats and dogs by the ASPCA, because of the presence of insoluble raphides. Care should be taken to ensure the plant is not consumed by pets. Symptoms...
- Vietnam. The plant is actually inedible when raw because of needle-shaped raphides (calcium oxalate crystals) in the plant cells. In ****an, there are several...
- the spadix, contains needle-shaped crystals of calcium oxalate known as raphides that are believed to be a defense mechanism against plant predators that...
- quinquefolia do not produce urushiol, the sap within the leaves and stem contains raphides (needle-shaped crystals of calcium oxalate) which can puncture the skin...
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