ectophloic

adjective
ec·​to·​phlo·​ic | \ ¦ektə¦flōik \

Definition of ectophloic

botany
: having phloem only external to the xylem used of the siphonostele of certain vascular plants — compare amphiphloic

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History and Etymology for ectophloic

ect- + phloem + -ic

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“Ectophloic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ectophloic. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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