meristem meaning

Pronunciation:   "meristem" in a sentence
Noun: meristem  'meri`stem
  1. Undifferentiated tissue from which new cells are formed, as at the tip of a stem or root

Derived forms: meristems

Type of: plant tissue

Encyclopedia: Meristem

A group of plant cells that are capable of dividing infinitely and whose main function is the production of new growth at the growing tip of a root or stem. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology,1990)


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  1. these two growth processes involve different meristems.
  2. cells of the procambium and ground meristem are more vacuolated than those of the protoderm.
  3. the epidermis arises from the tunica meristem
  4. after all, no one meristems ugly plants
  5. studies on taro colocasia esculenta meristem tip culture

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