periclinal

adjective

peri·​cli·​nal
¦perə¦klīnᵊl
1
: parallel to the surface or circumference of an organ compare anticlinal
2
3
of a plant chimera : having tissue of one kind completely surrounded by another kind compare sectorial
periclinally
-ᵊlē
adverb

Word History

Etymology

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 19 May. 2024.

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