meta·​xy·​lem ˌme-tə-ˈzī-ləm How to pronounce metaxylem (audio)
: the part of the primary xylem that differentiates after the protoxylem and that is distinguished typically by broader tracheids and vessels with pitted or reticulate walls

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metaxylem was in 1894

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“Metaxylem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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