stele defined in 1951 yearstele - stele (vascular cylinder);
stele - Cylinder or core of vascular tissue in centre of roots and stems, consisting of xylem, phloem, peri-cycle, and, in some steles, pith and medullary rays; surrounded by endodermis. Structure of the stele differs in different groups of plants. See also: Dictyostele, Protostele, Siphonosteley Vascular Bundle.
near stele in Knolik
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