dictyostele

noun
dic·​tyo·​stele | \ ˈdik-tē-ə-ˌstēl How to pronounce dictyostele (audio) , ˌdik-tē-ə-ˈstē-lē How to pronounce dictyostele (audio) \

Definition of dictyostele

: 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)

First Known Use of dictyostele

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dictyostele

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.

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“Dictyostele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dictyostele. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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