(Science: plant biology) The portion of a stem between the level of insertion of two successive leaves or leaf pairs (or branches of an inflorescence). A segment of a stem between two nodes.The portion of stem found between lateral meristems in plants.
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... intervals. These interruptions are called nodes of Ranvier, and there is usually one Schwann cell between two successive nodes of Ranvier (an internode). In nonmyelinated nerves, the surface of the Schwann cell surrounds a number of axons"[/quote]
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