bulliform cell

bulliform cell

[′bu̇l·ə‚fȯrm ‚sel]
(botany)
One of the large, highly vacuolated cells occurring in the epidermis of grass leaves. Also known as motor cell.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Those produced by leaves include one type of bulliform cell, characterized by widely flared and multiple-ridged bases, which was originally studied by Japanese scholars (Fujiwara 1993), and one type of long epidermal cell, characterized by pointed projections and a large prominent lump.
The bulliform cells in the leaves mid-region were had reduced diameters and showed evidence of cell collapse.
Close to the midrib in the mid-region of the leaf and facing the adaxial surface, bulliform cells formed groups of approximately five cells with silicon deposits close to the cell walls (Figure 3).
induced by water loss from specialized bulliform cells of the leaf upper