an increase in the thickness of the shoots and roots of a vascular plant as a result of the formation of new cells in the cambium.
Growth in vascular plants resulting from the production of layers of secondary tissue by a lateral meristem (the cork cambium or the vascular cambium). The new tissue accumulates and results in thicker branches and stems. Secondary growth occurs in gymnosperms, most eudicots, and woody magnoliids (such as the magnolia). Most monocots and herbaceous plants undergo little or no secondary growth but simply stop growing when their primary tissues mature. Compare primary growth.
- Secondary hemochromatosis
secondary hemochromatosis n. An increased intake and accumulation of iron that is secondary to a known cause, such as oral iron therapy or multiple blood transfusions.
- Secondary hemorrhage
secondary hemorrhage n. A hemorrhage that occurs after a period of time following an injury or an operation.
- Secondary industry
noun any industry that processes raw materials that are then provided to primary industry for manufacture of products
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