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pericycle

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noun peri·cy·cle \ˈper-ə-ˌsī-kəl\

Definition of pericycle

  1. :  a thin layer of parenchymatous or sclerenchymatous cells that surrounds the stele in most vascular plants

peri·cy·clic play \ˌper-ə-ˈsī-klik, -ˈsi-\ adjective


Origin of pericycle

French péricycle, from Greek perikyklos spherical, from peri- + kyklos circle — more at wheel


First Known Use: circa 1892


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