[met-uh-zahy-luh m, -lem]
- the part of the primary xylem that is the last to be formed, usually having weblike or pitted surfaces.
Origin of metaxylem
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- xylem tissue that consists of rigid thick-walled cells and occurs in parts of the plant that have finished growingCompare protoxylem
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