ground meristem


nounBotany.
  1. an area of primary meristematic tissue, emerging from and immediately behind the apical meristem, that develops into the pith and the cortex.

Origin of ground meristem

1
First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby ground meristem

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Scientific definitions for ground meristem

ground meristem

  1. The primary meristem in vascular plants that gives rise to the nonvascular tissues, such as cortex, pericycle, and pith. Within the seeds of angiosperms, it surrounds the procambium.

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