si·​pho·​no·​stele sī-ˈfä-nə-ˌstēl How to pronounce siphonostele (audio)
: a stele consisting of vascular tissue surrounding a central core of pith parenchyma

Word History


Greek siphōn tube, siphon

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of siphonostele was in 1902

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“Siphonostele.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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