What Is the Function of a Raphide Crystal?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 9:45:24 AM ET
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A raphide crystal occurs in plant cells, and its main function is to repel animals away from plants. The crystals are shaped like needles, and are formed from calcium oxalate.

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