Origin of periblem

1870–75; < Greek períblēma a cloak, covering, akin to peribállein to throw about, put on. See peri-, problem Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for periblem


  1. 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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