meristematic

[mer-uh-stuh-mat-ik]
adjective Botany.
consisting of or having the properties of meristem.

Origin:
1880–85; meristemat-, base, in derivation, of meristem (see glossematics) + -ic

meristematically, adverb
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meristem (ˈmɛrɪˌstɛm)
 
n
a plant tissue responsible for growth, whose cells divide and differentiate to form the tissues and organs of the plant. Meristems occur within the stem (see cambium) and leaves and at the tips of stems and roots
 
[C19: from Greek meristos divided, from merizein to divide, from meris portion]
 
meristematic
 
adj

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meristem   (měr'ĭ-stěm')  Pronunciation Key 
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)
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Example sentences for meristematic
Dense protoplasm of meristematic cells contains very few vacuoles.
Cells of meristematic tissue differentiate to form different types of permanent tissue.
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