Definition of meristem
: a formative plant tissue usually made up of small cells capable of dividing indefinitely and giving rise to similar cells or to cells that differentiate to produce the definitive tissues and organs
Origin of meristem
Greek meristos divided (from merizein to divide, from meros) + English -em (as in system)
First Known Use: 1872
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