meristem located along the sides of a part, as a stem or root.
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Science definitions for lateral meristem
One of the two meristems in vascular plants (the cork cambium and the vascular cambium) in which secondary growth occurs, resulting in increase in stem girth. Also called secondary meristem Compare primary meristem. See more at cambium secondary growth.
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