peri·​cy·​cle ˈper-ə-ˌsī-kəl How to pronounce pericycle (audio)
: a thin layer of parenchymatous or sclerenchymatous cells that surrounds the stele in most vascular plants
pericyclic adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pericycle was in 1890

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“Pericycle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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