Definitions for "Pericycle"
DIAGRAM: Root Anatomy PHOTO: Root Cross Section Fern Rhizome Cross Section
A layer of cells just inside the endodermis of a root that may become meristematic and begin dividing again.
Gr. peri: around + kyklos: ring or circle] • In plant roots, tissue just within the endodermis, but outside of the root vascular tissue. Meristematic activity of pericycle cells produces lateral root primordia.