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per·i·sperm

 (pĕr′ĭ-spûrm′)
n. Botany
A layer of nutritive tissue in the seed of certain flowering plants that is derived from the nucellus and surrounds the embryo.

perisperm

(ˈpɛrɪˌspɜːm)
n
(Botany) the nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo in certain seeds, and developing from the nucellus of the ovule
ˌperiˈspermal, ˌperiˈspermic adj
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Noun1.perisperm - the nutritive tissue outside the sac containing the embryo in some seeds
plant tissue - the tissue of a plant
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Examples include the pluralised nouns FORESHORES, HANDSTANDS, HARUMSCARUMS, HELTERSKELTERS, HOTSPOTS, NICKSTICKS, PERISPERMS, POOPERSCOOPERS, POROSPORES (st), POTSHOTS, RICKSTICKS, TYLOSTYLES, and the verb OVERHOVERS.
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However, it is not homologous with the perisperms of other monocotyledons (or dicotyledons such as some Piperales and Nymphaeales: Dahlgren & Clifford, 1982), which are not derived from the nucellar epidermis.