quiescent center

quiescent center

[kwē′es·ənt ¦sen·tər]
(botany)
A central region (usually hemispherical) of many root stems that consists of cells which rarely divide or synthesize deoxyribonucleic acid and have less ribonucleic acid and protein than adjacent cells.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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