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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The first known use of stele was in 1895

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