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The girth of stem increases due to



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A

apical meristem

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B

lateral meristem

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C

intercalary meristem

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D

vertical meristem


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The correct option is A

lateral meristem


Depending on the location in the plant body, meristematic tissue is of two types

Apical meristem: It is present at the roots and shoots tips. It increases the length of the plant. 

Lateral meristem: The tree gains thickness because of the meristematic tissue present on the lateral sides of the root and stem. This tissue is also called cambium.

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