gliding growth

noun

Definition of gliding growth

: plant growth marked by the sliding of a cell wall over the surface of a cell or cells adjacent to it (as in the formation of new initials in the cambium)

called also sliding growth

— compare intrusive growth, symplastic growth

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“Gliding growth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gliding%20growth. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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