pericycle [per-uh-sahy-kuh l] ExamplesWord Origin noun Botany.
- the outermost cell layer of the stele in a plant, frequently becoming a multilayered zone.
Origin of pericycle From the Greek word períkyklos, dating back to 1890–95. See, Examples from the Web for pericycle Historical Examples of pericycle
The number of xylem groups is fairly large and the development of the xylem is from the pericycle towards the centre of the stele.
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
British Dictionary definitions for pericycle pericycle noun
- a layer of plant tissue beneath the endodermis: surrounds the conducting tissue in roots and certain stems
Derived Formspericyclic (ˌpɛrɪˈsaɪklɪk, -ˈsɪk-), adjectiveWord Origin for pericycle C19: from Greek perikuklos pericycle in Science pericycle [pĕr′ĭ-sī′kəl]
- A layer of nonvascular tissue that surrounds the vascular tissues in the roots of plants and is in turn surrounded by the endodermis. New lateral roots begin growth from the pericycle.