from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plant tissue characteristic of the roots, located between the endodermis and phloem.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. : In a plant root, the cylinder of plant tissue between the endodermis and phloem.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The outermost zone of cells of the stele immediately within the endodermis.
French péricycle, from Greek perikuklos, spherical : peri-, peri- + kuklos, circle; see cycle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)