mesarch

[mez-ahrk, mes-, mee-zahrk, -sahrk]
adjective
  1. Botany. (of a primary xylem or root) developing from both the periphery and the center; having the older cells surrounded by the younger cells.
  2. Ecology. (of a sere) originating in a mesic habitat.

Origin of mesarch

First recorded in 1890–95; mes- + -arch
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mesarch

adjective
  1. botany (of a xylem strand) having the first-formed xylem surrounded by that formed later, as in fern stemsCompare exarch 2, endarch

Word Origin for mesarch

C19: from mes (o)- + Greek arkhē beginning
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