meristem


meristem
meristem [mer′ə stem΄]
n.
[< Gr meristos, divided < merizein, to divide < meros, a part (see MERIT) + -ēm(a), n. suffix]
undifferentiated plant tissue, as the growing tips of roots and stems, the cambium, etc., consisting of actively growing and dividing cells that give rise to various permanent tissues
meristematic [mer′əstə mat′ik]
adj.
meristematically
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.