stele

Primary Meanings of stele

1.
n
an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
2.
n
the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant
Full Definitions of stele
1

n an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings

Synonyms:
stela
Examples:
Rosetta Stone
a part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC; the inscriptions in hieroglyphics and Demotic and Greek gave the first clues to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics
Type of:
antiquity
an artifact surviving from the past
stone
building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
2

n the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant

Type of:
vascular tissue
tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants

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