dictyostele

noun dic·tyo·stele \ ˈdik-tē-ə-ˌstēl , ˌdik-tē-ə-ˈstē-lē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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)

Origin and Etymology of 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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