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metaxylem

[met-uh-zahy-luh m, -lem]
noun Botany.
  1. the part of the primary xylem that is the last to be formed, usually having weblike or pitted surfaces.
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Origin of metaxylem

First recorded in 1900–05; meta- + xylem
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British Dictionary definitions for metaxylem

metaxylem

noun
  1. 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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