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CYSTOLITH (Gr. KVOTIS, cavity, andXlflos, stone), a botanical term for the inorganic concretions, usually of calcium carbonate, formed in a cellulose matrix in special cells, generally in the leaf of plants of certain families, e. g. Ficus elastica, the indiarubber plant.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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