apical meristem

noun

Definition of apical meristem

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

First Known Use of apical meristem

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Apical meristem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apical%20meristem. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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