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growing point

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noun Botany.
  1. the undifferentiated end of a root, shoot, or vegetative axis consisting of a single cell or group of cells that divide to form primary meristematic tissue.
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Origin of growing point

First recorded in 1825–35
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  • Man is, as it were, the growing-point of that progressive life.

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  • Yet, if we cannot know this first growing-point of our individual life, it may be useful to inquire what can we know about it?

  • These forming roots might also be marked very early, and so be shown to carry onward their root-cap on the growing-point.

  • Seed is obtained by cutting old potatoes in pieces, each piece having an "eye" or growing-point.

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    Eben Eugene Rexford