periclinal

adjective
peri·​cli·​nal | \ ¦perə¦klīnᵊl \

Definition of periclinal

1 : parallel to the surface or circumference of an organ — compare anticlinal
3 of a plant chimera : having tissue of one kind completely surrounded by another kind — compare sectorial

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Other Words from periclinal

periclinally \ -​ᵊlē \ adverb

History and Etymology for periclinal

Greek periklinēs sloping on all sides (from peri- + -klinēs, from klinein to lean, slope) + English -al

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“Periclinal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periclinal. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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