primary wall


Definition of primary wall

: the first-formed wall of a plant cell that is produced around the protoplast and usually has plasmodesmata

Examples of primary wall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In places where no barriers previously existed, such as the rugged terrain where the Arizona Trail winds to its terminus, the Trump administration built a total of 47 miles of new primary wall. New York Times, 16 Mar. 2021 Of the 450 miles put up under Trump, 47 are new primary wall, and 351 miles have been in place of outdated models, such as vehicle barriers and shorter barriers. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2021 The new primary wall-project represents an important milestone in our work to secure the international border. Kate Morrissey,, 1 June 2018 That design would be for both the primary wall right along the international border, and a secondary wall set several hundred feet north. Tribune News Service,, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of primary wall

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Primary wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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