plural -s
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

Word History


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

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“Periblem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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