periblem

periblem

[per-uh-blem]
noun Botany.
the histogen in plants that gives rise to the cortex.

Origin:
1870–75; < Greek períblēma a cloak, covering, akin to peribállein to throw about, put on. See peri-, problem

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periblem (ˈpɛrɪˌblɛm)
 
n
botany a layer of meristematic tissue in stems and roots that gives rise to the cortex
 
[C19: via German from Greek periblēma protection, from periballein to throw around, from peri- + ballein to throw]

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