Pericycle meaning

pĕrĭ-sīkəl
A plant tissue characteristic of the roots, located between the endodermis and phloem.
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The outer layer of the stele in the root and stem of most plants.
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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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(botany): In a plant root, the cylinder of plant tissue between the endodermis and phloem.
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Origin of pericycle

  • French péricycle from Greek perikuklos spherical peri- peri- kuklos circle cycle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition