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periblem

[per-uh-blem] /ˈpɛr əˌblɛm/
noun, Botany
1.
the histogen in plants that gives rise to the cortex.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek períblēma a cloak, covering, akin to peribállein to throw about, put on. See peri-, problem
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periblem

/ˈpɛrɪˌblɛm/
noun
1.
(botany) a layer of meristematic tissue in stems and roots that gives rise to the cortex
Word Origin
C19: via German from Greek periblēma protection, from periballein to throw around, from peri- + ballein to throw
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