Meaning of protostele in English:

protostele

noun

Botany
  • A type of stele typical of primitive plants (still found in, e.g., the seedling stages of many ferns) that lacks pith and consists of a solid core of xylem surrounded by a cylinder of phloem.

Pronunciation

protostele

/ˈprəʊtə(ʊ)stiːl/ /ˈprəʊtə(ʊ)ˌstiːli/

Origin

Early 20th century.