pericentral cell

noun

peri·​central cell
¦perə+…-
: any of various cells surrounding the central cells of the thallus in many red algae (as of the genus Polysiphonia) and in some cases acting as the apical cells of laterals or in others producing an outer cortical layer or branches

Word History

Etymology

peri- + central

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“Pericentral cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pericentral%20cell. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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