metaxylem

noun
meta·​xy·​lem | \ ˌme-tə-ˈzī-ləm How to pronounce metaxylem (audio) , -ˌlem \

Definition of metaxylem

: 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

First Known Use of metaxylem

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Metaxylem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaxylem. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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