ep·​i·​blem | \ ˈepəˌblem \
variants: or epiblema \ ˌepəˈblēmə \
plural -s

Definition of epiblem

: the superficial layer of tissue replacing the true epidermis in most roots and in stems of submerged aquatics

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History and Etymology for epiblem

New Latin epiblema, from Greek epiblēma covering, from epi- + blēma throw, coverlet, from ballein to throw

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“Epiblem.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiblem. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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