the outermost cell layer of the stele in a plant, frequently becoming a multilayered zone.
Origin of pericycle
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The number of xylem groups is fairly large and the development of the xylem is from the pericycle towards the centre of the stele.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
a layer of plant tissue beneath the endodermis: surrounds the conducting tissue in roots and certain stems
Word Origin for pericycle
C19: from Greek perikuklos
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A layer of nonvascular tissue that surrounds the vascular tissues in the roots of plants and is in turn surrounded by the endodermis. New lateral roots begin growth from the pericycle.
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