periblem [per-uh-blem] Word Origin noun Botany.

  1. the histogen in plants that gives rise to the cortex.

Origin of periblem 1870–75; Greek períblēma a cloak, covering, akin to peribállein to throw about, put on. See peri-, problem British Dictionary definitions for periblem periblem noun

  1. botany a layer of meristematic tissue in stems and roots that gives rise to the cortex

Word Origin for periblem C19: via German from Greek periblēma protection, from periballein to throw around, from peri- + ballein to throw

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