eustele[yo̵̅o̅′stēl, yo̵̅o̅ stē′lē]
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the typical vascular cylinder of a dicotyledonous plant or a gymnosperm, consisting of a ring of collateral bundles of xylem, cambium, and phloem
Origin: eu- plush stele
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The central cylinder in which the primary vascular tissue is arranged around a pith, as in most seed plants.