apical meristem

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apical meristem A region at the tip of each shoot and root of a plant in which cell divisions are continually occurring to produce new stem and root tissue, respectively (see meristem). The new tissues produced are known collectively as the primary tissues of the plant. See ground meristem; procambium; protoderm. Compare cambium.

apical meristem

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apical meristem See MERISTEM.