amphivasal

adjective

am·​phi·​va·​sal
¦amfə¦-
: having the xylem surrounding the phloem
used of certain concentric vascular bundles
compare amphicribral

Word History

Etymology

amphi- + vasal

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphivasal was in 1893

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“Amphivasal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphivasal. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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