siphonostele

[ sahy-fon-uh-steel, sahy-fuh-nuh-steel ]

nounBotany.
  1. a hollow tube of vascular tissue enclosing a pith and embedded in ground tissue.

Origin of siphonostele

1
First recorded in 1905–10; siphono- + stele

Other words from siphonostele

  • si·pho·no·ste·lic [sahy-fuh-nuh-stee-lik], /ˌsaɪ fə nəˈsti lɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby siphonostele

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British Dictionary definitions for siphonostele

siphonostele

/ (ˈsaɪfənəˌstiːl) /


noun
  1. botany the cylinder of conducting tissue surrounding a central core of pith in certain stems: See also stele (def. 3)

Origin of siphonostele

1
C19: from siphon + stele

Derived forms of siphonostele

  • siphonostelic (ˌsaɪfənəˈstiːlɪk), adjective

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