A meristem is a region of cells capable of division and growth in plants. They have a dense cytoplasm and relatively few small vacuoles. Meristems are classified by their location in the plant as apical (located at root and shoot tips), lateral (in the vascular and cork cambia), and intercalary (at stem regions between the places at which leaves attach, and leaf bases, especially of certain monocotyledons). In the image below there is a plant that has apical, lateral, and intercalary meristems.



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