having a length significantly more than the circumference
- having notably more length than circumference; becoming long and slender
- drawn out or made longer spatially
- of Elongate
(imp. & p. p.) of Elongate
As a bundle is traced towards its blind termination in the mesophyll the peridesmic stereom first disappears, the sieve-tubes of the phloem are replaced by narrow elongated parenchyma cells, which soon die out, and the bundle ends with a strand of tracheids covered by the phloeotermic sheath.