follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

meristematic

[mer-uh-stuh-mat-ik] /ˌmɛr ə stəˈmæt ɪk/
adjective, Botany
1.
consisting of or having the properties of meristem.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; meristemat-, base, in derivation, of meristem (see glossematics) + -ic
Related forms
meristematically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for meristematic
  • Dense protoplasm of meristematic cells contains very few vacuoles.
  • Cells of meristematic tissue differentiate to form different types of permanent tissue.
meristematic in Science
meristem
  (měr'ĭ-stěm')   
Plant tissue whose cells actively divide to form new tissues that cause the plant to grow. The originally undifferentiated cells of the meristem can produce specialized cells to form the tissues of roots, leaves, and other plant parts. The meristem includes the growing tips of roots and stems (the apical meristems) and the tissue layer known as cambium.

meristematic adjective (měr'ĭ-stə-māt'ĭk)
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for meristematic

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for meristematic

18
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for meristematic