mestome

noun

mes·​tome
ˈmeˌstōm
variants or less commonly mestom
-täm
plural -s
of a vascular plant
: the conducting tissues comprising leptome and hadrome compare stereome

Word History

Etymology

German mestom, from Greek mestos full + German -om -ome; akin to Greek medea, mezea, mēdea, plural, male genitals, Middle Irish mess acorns, Welsh mes, plural, acorns, and perhaps to Middle Irish mess fosterling

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“Mestome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mestome. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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