fibre cell


fibre cell
Greatly elongated type of plant cell with very thick lignified wall. Usually dead at maturity, this cell type is specialized for the provision of mechanical strength. Fibre cells and sclereids together make up the tissue known as sclerenchyma.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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