peri·​blem | \ˈperəˌblem\
plural -s

Definition of periblem 

according to the histogen theory

: a primary meristem that gives rise to the cortex and is located between plerome and dermatogen : the cortical region of the root tip

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History and Etymology for periblem

German, from Greek periblēma garment, fortification, from periballein to throw around, encompass, put on, from peri- + ballein to throw

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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