Elater

Noun

  • (botany) A long, slender cell produced among spores and having hygroscopic secondary cell wall thickenings.
  • (obsolete) Elasticity; especially the expansibility of a gas.
  • (zoology) An elaterid, or click beetle.
  • That which elates.
  • (botany) Any of the long, slender hygroscopic appendages attached to the spores of horsetails (genus Equisetum).

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