stele-, stel-, -stele, -stelic

(Greek: an inscribed stone slab; a block of stone, gravestone; a column, a pillar [also a reference to certain plant structures])

dictyostele, dictyostellic
In some ferns and dicotyledons, a stele which is so interrupted by leaf-gaps as to resemble a network of strands.
meristele, meristelic
A strand of vascular tissue made up of xylem surrounded by phloem.
monostele, monostelic
A single axial cylinder of tissue in certain plants.
A reference to a stem or root: having more than one internal vascular cylinder or stele.
The hollow vascular cylinder, or vascular bundle, of a stem, which may contain pith.
The hollow cylindrical stems, chiefly of ferns.
A reference to stele or steles.
stele, stela
1. An upright slab bearing sculptured designs or inscriptions. Sometimes loosely applied to any prepared surface on the face of a building, a rock, etc., covered with an inscription.
2. In architecture: a prepared surface on the face of a building, a rock, etc., bearing an inscription or the like.
3. In ancient Rome: a burial stone.
4. In botany, a bulky strand or cylinder of vascular tissue contained in the stems and roots of plants, developed from plerome (the core or central part of an apical [tip, summit] meristem [tissue formed at growing points]).
1. The practice of chiseling commemorative inscriptions in pillars, tablets, and stelae (upright slabs or smooth flat sheets of rock).
2. Any inscription or writing of characters on pillars.
Relating to the practice of chiseling commemorative inscriptions on pillars, tablets, and stelae (upright slabs).
An inscription on a stele; the practice of placing commemorative inscriptions on steles, tablets, or pillars.

Related "stone, rock" word families: lapid-; litho-; petro-; saxi-.