periblem [per-uh-blem] Word Origin noun Botany.
- 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, British Dictionary definitions for periblem periblem noun
- 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