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A plant tissue characteristic of the roots, located between the endodermis and phloem.
[French péricycle, from Greek perikuklos, spherical : peri-, peri- + kuklos, circle; see cycle.]
per′i·cy′clic (-sī′klĭk, -sĭk′lĭk) adj.
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(Botany) a layer of plant tissue beneath the endodermis: surrounds the conducting tissue in roots and certain stems
[C19: from Greek perikuklos]
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per•i•cy•cle(ˈpɛr əˌsaɪ kəl)
the cell layer of the stele in a plant, bounded by the endodermis and the phloem.
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