: a stele in which the vascular cylinder is broken up into a longitudinal series or network of vascular strands around a central pith (as in many ferns)

Word History


dictyo- + stele

Note: Term apparently introduced by the Scottish-born botanist George Brebner (ca. 1855-1904) in "On the Anatomy of Danaea and other Marattiaceae," Annals of Botany, no. 62 (September, 1902), vol. 16, p. 520.

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dictyostele was circa 1902

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“Dictyostele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dictyostele. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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