xylem fiber cell
- plant anatomy
- exact: fibra del xilema (Spanish)
- exact: 木部繊維細胞 (Japanese)
- A fiber cell (PO:0025407) that is part of a portion of xylem (PO:0005352) tissue. [source: ISBN:0471245208]
- It may be difficult to distinguish xylem fiber cells, especially fiber tracheids (PO:0000355), from tracheary elements (PO:0000290). Fiber tracheids have bordered pits with smaller pit cavities than the vessel members (PO:0002003) or tracheids (PO:0000301) of the same wood and a distinct pit cavity leading to the cell lumen through the cell wall.
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