ak-ˈti-nə-ˌstēl also ˌak-tə-(ˌ)nō-ˈstē-lē
plural -s
: a vascular core (as in most roots and some stems) having the xylem and phloem in alternating or radial groups within a pericycle compare stele

Word History


actin- + stele

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actinostele was in 1902

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“Actinostele.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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