secondary meristem


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

secondary meristem

an area ofcambial cells between xylem and phloem of roots and stems in DICOTYLEDONS. The MERISTEMS give rise to tissues causing lateral expansion or SECONDARY THICKENING.
References in periodicals archive ?
The monocot secondary meristem produces most of the derivatives inner to the cambial cylinder with both the secondary phloem and secondary xylem lying on one side, which makes the growth essentially unidirectional (Philipson & Ward, 1965).
The Secondary Meristem for Protective Tissue Formation
We will discuss in particular (a) the terminological issues, (b) development of secondary meristems, (c) their morphology, (d) the characteristics of derivative tissues, and (e) the response of monocot cambium to hormonal and gravitational stimuli.
Full browser ?