pericycle


peri·cy·cle

noun \ˈper-ə-ˌsī-kəl\

Definition of PERICYCLE

:  a thin layer of parenchymatous or sclerenchymatous cells that surrounds the stele in most vascular plants
peri·cy·clic \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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