Definition of pericycle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈperəˌsīk(ə)l/


A thin layer of plant tissue between the endodermis and the phloem.
Example sentences
  • In addition, the host pericycle and endodermis in contact with abortive haustoria were deformed in many cases.
  • These layers include the epidermis, an exodermis in roots where it is differentiated, several layers of cortex cells, the endodermis, pericycle, xylem parenchyma cells and finally the vessels.
  • The pericycle and endodermis were both present, each as a single sheath of cells located between the cortex and stele.


Late 19th century: from Greek perikuklos 'spherical', from perikukloun 'encircle'.

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Syllabification: per·i·cy·cle

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