plerome

noun

ple·​rome
ˈpliˌrōm
variants or less commonly plerom
-irəm
plural -s
1
: the central core of primary meristem of a plant or plant part that according to the histogen theory gives rise to the stele
2
: the stelar region in a root tip

Word History

Etymology

German plerom, from Late Latin pleroma

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“Plerome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plerome. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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