Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The central column of parenchyma in a growing stem or root.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The central column of parenchyma in a growing stem or root.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In gnosticism, same as pleroma.
  • n. In botany, the cylinder or shaft of nascent fibrovascular elements at the growing-points of the axis of plants.
  • n. In zoology, the mesodermic tissue which fills out the space between the gut and the external epithelium in the body of a tunicate.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek that which fills up. (Wiktionary)

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