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Definition of "meristem" [mer•i•stem]

  • The undifferentiated plant tissue from which new cells are formed, as that at the tip of a stem or root. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meristem" in a sentence
  • "The most important observation made from our experimental data is that the meristem is a highly plastic tissue, which undergoes substantial changes in domain organization and cell behavior in response to environmental and developmental cues."
  • "Telah diobservasi pada meristem tomat, expanding tissues, ripening fruit."
  • "Large differences exist, for example, in the rate at which tundra plants can respond to changes in weather and climate, due to differences in allocation to stems versus leaves or to secondary chemistry versus new growth [32], in the ability to add new meristems [33], and in the constraints on the amount of growth that can be achieved by a single meristem within a single year (i.e., determinate versus indeterminate growth)."