lateral meristem

noun

: a meristem (as the cambium and cork cambium) that is arranged parallel to the sides of an organ and that is responsible for increase in diameter of the organ compare apical meristem, intercalary meristem

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lateral meristem was in 1905

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“Lateral meristem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lateral%20meristem. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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