[ sahy-fon-uh-steel, sahy-fuh-nuh-steel ]
/ saɪˈfɒn əˌstil, ˈsaɪ fə nəˌstil /
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a hollow tube of vascular tissue enclosing a pith and embedded in ground tissue.
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OTHER WORDS FROM siphonostelesi·pho·no·ste·lic [sahy-fuh-nuh-stee-lik], /ˌsaɪ fə nəˈsti lɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for siphonostele
/ (ˈsaɪfənəˌstiːl) /
botany the cylinder of conducting tissue surrounding a central core of pith in certain stemsSee also stele (def. 3)
Derived forms of siphonostelesiphonostelic (ˌsaɪfənəˈstiːlɪk), adjective
Word Origin for siphonostele
C19: from siphon + stele
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