stele

noun
\ ˈstēl How to pronounce stele (audio) , ˈstē-lē \

Definition of stele

: the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant

First Known Use of stele

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stele

New Latin, from Greek stēlē stela, pillar

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“Stele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stele. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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