Ancient Greek that which fills up.
- (botany) The central column of parenchyma in a growing stem or root. According to the histogen theory, plerome gives rise to the stele and endodermis of a plant.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for plerome in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)