pericycle

noun
peri·​cy·​cle | \ ˈper-ə-ˌsī-kəl How to pronounce pericycle (audio) \

Definition of pericycle

: a thin layer of parenchymatous or sclerenchymatous cells that surrounds the stele in most vascular plants

Other Words from pericycle

pericyclic \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈsī-​klik How to pronounce pericyclic (audio) , -​ˈsi-​ How to pronounce pericyclic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pericycle

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pericycle

French péricycle, from Greek perikyklos spherical, from peri- + kyklos circle — more at wheel

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“Pericycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pericycle. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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