apical meristem

noun

: a meristem at the apex of a root or shoot that is responsible for increase in length

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apical meristem was in 1877

Dictionary Entries Near apical meristem

Cite this Entry

“Apical meristem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apical%20meristem. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on apical meristem

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!