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meristem/meristematic tissue

Undifferentiated cells in actively dividing plant tissue, found in the zones where growth takes place - such as at the tips of shoots and roots (apical), in buds and nodes of stems (apical), along grass leaves and stems (intercalary), in cambium (vascular and cork), and in a layer of cells in roots (pericycle)

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