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periblem

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/ ˈpɛr əˌblɛm /
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noun Botany.
the histogen in plants that gives rise to the cortex.
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Origin of periblem

1870–75; <Greek períblēma a cloak, covering, akin to peribállein to throw about, put on. See peri-, problem
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British Dictionary definitions for periblem

periblem
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌblɛm) /

noun
botany a layer of meristematic tissue in stems and roots that gives rise to the cortex

Word Origin for periblem

C19: via German from Greek periblēma protection, from periballein to throw around, from peri- + ballein to throw
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