Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Apical meristem

meristem at the apex of a root or shoot.
apical meristem
A meristem at the tip of a plant shoot or root that produces auxin and causes the shoot or root to increase in length. Growth that originates in the apical meristem is called primary growth. In vascular plants, the apical meristem produces three kinds of primary meristems: the protoderm, ground meristem, and procambium. These in turn produce primary tissues. See more at meristem.


Read Also:

  • Apical pneumonia

    apical pneumonia apical pneumonia n. Variant of apex pneumonia.

  • Apical space

    apical space apical space n. The space between the alveolar wall and the apex of the root of a tooth, where an alveolar abscess usually has its origin.

  • Apically

    of, at, or forming the . Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated principally with the aid of the tip of the tongue, as t or d. Phonetics. an apical sound. adjective of, at, or being the apex of or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue, such as (t) or (d) adj. […]

  • Apicectomy

    apicectomy apicectomy a·pi·cec·to·my (ā’pĭ-sěk’tə-mē, āp’ĭ-) n. The surgical removal of the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone.

Disclaimer: Apical meristem definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.