periclinal

adjective peri·cli·nal \¦perə¦klīnəl\

Definition of periclinal

  1. 1 :  parallel to the surface or circumference of an organ — compare anticlinal

  2. 2 :  quaquaversal

  3. 3 of a plant chimera :  having tissue of one kind completely surrounded by another kind — compare sectorial

periclinally

\-əlē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of periclinal

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


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