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The central core of the stem and root of a vascular plant, consisting of the vascular tissue (xylem and phloem) and associated supporting tissue.Also called vascular cylinder
- ‘In shoots, epidermal tissue is said to be rate-limiting for organ elongation, whereas in roots the stele or other inner cell layers may be the growth-limiting tissue.’
- ‘All roots possessed a central stele of vascular tissues, surrounded by a few layers of cortical cells, and an outer layer of epidermis.’
- ‘Once inside the symplast, radial transport across the root to the central stele and, subsequently, unloading into the xylem are necessary for translocation to the shoot.’
- ‘They suggested that ions would move directly from the pericycle to the xylem vessels, rather than through the internal stele tissues.’
- ‘Cross-sections of the asparagus stem revealed a primary rind and the stele, the vascular tissue had a scattered bundle system, with closed collateral bundles.’
2Archaeologyanother term for stela
- ‘The decree ordering the assessment is a forceful document, and it and the assessments were inscribed on an imposing stele, set up on the Acropolis.’
- ‘A unique stone stele was found in one of the mounds, similar in form and decoration to the picture-stones of Gotland.’
- ‘The catalogue describes an obelisk and a stele brought back as symbols of imperial conquest.’
- ‘A few years ago one of the Taewongun's steles could still be seen on the grounds of the recently restored Kyongbok Palace in Seoul.’
- ‘What is uncertain, and is a critical caveat to the entire reconstruction, is that the top edge of the fragment is a portion of the top edge of the stele to which it belonged, as is maintained.’
Early 19th century: from Greek stēlē standing block.
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